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.
In Episode 20 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett aren’t quite ready to be discussing playoff rosters yet, but are very ready to discuss Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Gabriel Ynoa, and multiple Riveras in the first half of the show. In the second half, Toby Hyde is here to discuss the development of Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, and solar energy projections. And in the third half of the show we answer your e-mails, and then talk pro wrestling for an hour with Tom Holzerman. Consider yourself forewarned.
Roughly around when Montero was left in to give up a bomb to Mat Latos (who has a cat named Cat Latos), Jarrett gchatted Jeffrey to demand a podcast. Once Gabriel Ynoa was removed from the game, Jeffrey acquiesced, we called the Kates, and this is the result.
In Episode 19 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett are joined by noted Florida woman, Kate Feldman, as they discuss the NL Cy Young race, the Giants and Cardinals stumbling in September, and when we might finally see Gavin Cecchini actually play. Next, in the second half of the show, it’s…sigh…Tebow Time. Finally, in the third half of the show, we answey your emails and Kate extracts her revenge of Jeffrey for 18 episodes of wrestling talk (and a previous CM Punk digression in Episode 19, but commandeering the end of the show to discuss the Pitch pilot.
The Mets are still in a playoff race as we record our 18th episode. We are as shocked as you are. In the first half of the show, we zoom out and look at playoff and award races across baseball, at least when not getting distracted by the usual stuff. Jarrett had to go to Trenton to watch a game, so in the second half of the show, we just let David Roth (in case you couldn’t figure out he might be appearing from the title) riff on ethnomusicology, Seth Lugo, and Korean baseball. Then in the third half of the show, we talk spin rate, Nabil Crismatt, and relievers.
In Episode 17 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey is mourning the lack of a This Week in Gabriel Ynoa, Jarrett is recovering from a four-hour indy wrestling show, and there is a lot to cover in Metsland.
In the first half of the show, we break down the week that was, going day-by-day through the Mets series with the Cardinals and Phillies while examining our frustrations with the Collins and Alderson administration, pleading for a Cespedes extension, grousing about the difficulties of providing new analysis every week, wondering about the Mets rotation, and expressing befuddlement at the Mets handling of Michael Conforto.
In the second half of the show, we are joined again by good friend Greg Karam to review the Mets minor league season. What is going on with Robert Gsellman, how about Seth Lugo’s spin rate, is Andres Gimenez a top 10 prospect in this system? All these questions, and a cheeky Dom Smith e-mail,will be answered.
And in the third half of the show we discuss indy rock, playoff odds, sunk costs, and then a whole lot of professional wrestling with The Wrestling Blog’s Tom Holzerman, or TH if you will.
We return with regular programming, which means a two-plus-hour podcast with too much pro wrestling talk. In the first half of the show we chat about when and if to shut down Syndergaard and Matz, if Travis d’Arnaud is now underrated again, and what the Mets should do this offseason with Neil Walker. In the second half, Mike Vorkunov of BP Mets and everywhere else on the interent joins us to break down exactly where the 2016 Mets season went wrong. And in the third half of the show, we chat about Mets prospects Ali Sanchez and Luis Carpio (and eventually, inevitably, Dominic Smith) and then wrap up the show with about forty minutes on NXT Takeover II and the general future direction of the WWE. Like we said, back to regular programming.
So somtimes you start out to record the second half of the show with some friends and it spirals out of control into a whole show because it is one in the morning in Boston and you have had a few beers. And sometimes you realize only fifty minutes of that audio is usable because it is one in the morning in Boston, you’ve had a few beers, and Kate Morrison has spilled beer all over the floor of your hotel room. And then, you have packed your podcast mic in a box for ytour move, but you don’t remember what box,
Anyway, in Episode 15 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarret are joined by Kate Morrison and Jon Choiniere of Baseball Prospectus and Pitch Info to discuss SaberSeminar, Gabriel Ynoa, the continuing saga of Terry Collins and Michael Conforto, Tim Tebow (apparently), 80-grade hair, and Andres Gimenez.
In Episode 14 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett dissect the tire fire that is the NL East Second Wild Card race. The Mets are still in it, we don’t know how. But in the first half of the show we examine Cespedes’ DL stint and what it might mean for the Mets playoff hopes and the Mets outfield alignment (and Cespedes’ golf game). We also take a look at the fifth starter candidates with Logan Verrett potentially on the outs.
In the second half of the show we answer your e-mails about first base gloves and Japanese pro wrestling crowds, before Jarrett sidedrains the podcast into a long A-Rod chat.
In the third half of the show we talk Mets prospects and Jeffrey brings back the IFK Goteborg update, because if the pro wrestling chat hasn’t scared you away, might as well roll out the soccer talk.
It’s the For All You Kids Out There trade deadline spectacular. In an ideal world we would have recorded this after the actual trade deadline, but Jeffrey has to bowl, and Jarrett has another podcast. Fortunately there is no way anything in this podcast will look foolishly behind the times by the time you listen, right?
In the first half of the show, we try to figure out what is going on with the Mets and Jonathan Lucroy, why in the world the Mets are interested in Jay Bruce, and where the hell Justin Ruggiano came from. AND WAIT A MINUTE JEURYS FAMILIA ISN’T USING “DANZA KUDURO” ANYMORE?????
In the second half of the show, we are joined by Emma Baccallieri of Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs to break down the Indians active deadline dealings and swoon over Francisco Lindor.
In the third half of the show, we answer your e-mails, Jarrett gets sad about Daniel Murphy, Jeffrey gets excited about Thomas Szapucki (again), and we wrap up with some ECW chat (by request).
It’s one of those weekends where it is too damn hot to turn off our air conditioners while we record, but we did make sure to re-record the guest segment so there wasn’t blaring Latin music in the background (we’ll explain within). In Episode 12 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett talk about the Mets outfield alignment and the ever-shifting market for pitching.
In the second half of the show, we are joined by old friend and Amazin’ Avenue writer Greg Karam to discuss Mike Piazza, Hall of Fame catcher, and Carlos Beltran, future Hall of Fame outfielder. We also find some time to rave about Cyclones pitcher, Thomas Szapucki, and get a Yelp review of Tampa Bay.
And in the third half of the show, we wrap things up with your e-mails and then the show peters out with Jeffrey just listing various Japanese pro wrestling matches from the 2000’s.
It’s all-star week here on For All You Kids Out There (and we imagine elsewhere in the baseball world as well), so you’d think there wouldn’t be much to talk about. You might be new here, it’s only Episode 11 after all, so we assure you, there is always too much to talk about on For All You Kids Out There. Jeffrey and Jarrett talk about the trade market for starting pitching on the heels of the Drew Pomeranz deal, and what that might mean for the Mets quest for more arms. Next, Jarrett wants to talk about Yuliesky Gurriel signing with not-the-Mets for some reason, even though Jeffrey knew exactly how this was going to play out. Then we wrap up the first half with a chat about Wilmer Flores’ future and Giancarlo Stanton hitting a lot of dingers.
In the second half of the show, we are joined by Craig Goldstein, Minor League Editor at Baseball Prospectus, to discuss our midseason top 50 prospect list, and, uh, the other list we published this week.
In the third half of the show, we answer your correspondence, discuss some prospects we’ve seen lately, and go in deep on the latest pro wrestling news.
In Episode 10 Jeffrey issues a mea culpa to the Pirates before Jarrett and he dive into one last baseball-related This Week in Matt Harvey for 2016. There’s more bad news on the starting pitching front as well, so we discuss if the Mets should be buying starting pitching at the deadline and what a deal might look like. One starting pitcher who we imagine is available is Wade LeBlanc, but that isn’t why we are talking about him with Vice Sports’ David Roth. We never need an excuse to talk about Wade LeBlanc with David. We also touch on Moby Dick, Daniel Murphy as Mike Trout, and how expensive game-used jerseys are. At some point the 2005 Binghamton Mets roster gets b-ref’d, but at this moment we don’t remember why. In the third half of the show, we have new lists, a new prospect list, your correspondence, and some Brock Lesnar chat. This one is almost as long as Mellville’s tome, and features a narrative only slightly more under the author’s control.
In Episode 9 of For All You Kids Out There, Jeffrey and Jarrett tackle the most prominent issue in Metsland: that ridiculous Cespedes third tank home run. Okay, it’s all downhill from there, but man that was a lot of fun. We discuss balky elbows, the wild card race, and soft selling before welcoming on Kate Morrison and Russell Carlton to talk about major league front offices and Saving America’s Pastime. Then we revisit potential Mets All-Stars, investigate the curious case of Seth Lugo, get way off topic with a look at recent goings-on in the NYC baseball media, and wrap things up talking Nick Williams and false hustle.