Best Podcast in Baseball

St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben Frederickson discuss the Cardinals, Major League Baseball, and, as so often happens, anything tangentially related to the national pastime and the city that adores it.


  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.18: Missed Deadline

    Aug 01 2019

    Not that two sportswriters would know anything about missing a deadline, so St. Louis Post-dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold do their best to make sense of the Cardinals' inactivity for a fourth consecutive trade deadline. When the clock struck 3 p.m. St. Louis time and all of the trades had to be finalized -- including a whopper that sent Zack Greinke to Houston -- the Cardinals found themselves without the starter they chased. They had a hold on first...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.17: 'The one with Brad Thompson'

    Jul 26 2019

    After a career that included five years with the Cardinals, a 2006 World Series championship, and stints as both a starter and reliever, Brad Thompson dropped his sinker and picked up a microphone. It also made him available for the Best Podcast in Baseball. From a perch atop PNC Park, Thompson joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer to talk about his career, the pitch that made him, the pitch that escaped him, and his role as a ubiquitous broadcaster in St. Louis. Thompson is part of The ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.16: 'The one with Mike Ferrin'

    Jul 16 2019

    With the All-Star break behind us, does the National League now begin the long, 2 1/2-month coronation of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the pennant-winner, again? That's the question that launches a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis. Mike Ferrin, host of Power Alley on MLB Network Radio and part of the Arizona Diamondbacks radio broadcast team, joins the podcast to discuss the Dodgers, the D-Backs, the Cardinals and the NL race, right up to the tra...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.15: 'The one with Susan Slusser'

    Jun 27 2019

    No longer sitting on 7.14, the Best Podcast in Baseball join's A's-Plus Podcast for an interleague crossover episode featuring Susan Slusser, the San Francisco Chronicle's A's beat writer and California Sportswriter of the Year. BPIB host Derrick Goold, a baseball writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Slusser discuss the deep differences between the usual baseball trade and the trade between the Cardinals and Athletics that sent Stephen Piscotty home to the Bay Area. The two former presiden...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.14: A Statuesque Return

    Jun 19 2019

    On the eve of Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis for the first time since signing with the Angels after the 2011 season, Los Angeles Times national baseball writer Andy McCullough, a former Missouri Sports Writer of the Year winner, joins Best Podcast in Baseball host Derrick Goold to discuss what he's discovered about Pujols' legacy while visiting Mound City. Hint: There's a statue of Pujols waiting for a home. The two baseball writers also discuss the conversion rate on wins in the National Le...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.13: 'The one with Baseball Brit'

    Jun 06 2019

    It's the Best Road Trip in Baseball: Joey Mellows, known on Twitter as @BaseballBrit, is, according to his bio, "a cheerful British chap on a 162-game mission to promote interest in baseball." Specifically, he wants to ignite interest in the United Kingdom, where the Cardinals and Cubs are set to play in June 2020. As part of his journey to 162 games this season, he has thrice tried to see the Cardinals -- and rain has interrupted his experience every time. Mellows joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.12: 'Great American' Hero

    Jun 06 2019

    Believe or not, we'll try to avoid the hot air. Of course this podcast is still free-ee-ee. In a brand new episode of The Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold visits with C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Reds beat writer and baseball writer for The Athletic. The two explore where the Reds are a contender in the NL Central, what has gone awry with Joey Votto's season and what that means for first base at th...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.11: The Hummel Eye Test

    May 22 2019

    Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel joined fellow St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to explore how the Cardinals went from winning 20 of 30 games to losing ground, losing series, and just losing a lot.

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.10: Replay Revisited with Dan McLaughlin

    May 16 2019

    In the fallout from the St. Louis Blues loss in overtime to the San Jose Sharks on a hand pass that clinched a 5-4 victory and would not be reviewed by officials, Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold joins Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin for conversation about instant replay in both baseball and hockey. McLaughlin and Goold first met when they both covered the Blues, and now both on the baseball beat -- where they've been introduced a game trying to come to grips with tradit...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.09: Change is in the Error

    May 14 2019

    After some technical difficulties, the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, returns to a regular schedule just in time to determine what's gone awry with the St. Louis Cardinals a few weeks after they had the best record in the National League. Losers of nine of their past 11, swept at Wrigley Field, and 2-5 against the state of Pennsylvania on the road trip -- are changes afoot? St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben...more