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 7.08: 'The one from Monterrey, Mexico'

    Apr 18 2019

    From the visitors' dugout at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer and Best Podcast in Baseball host Derrick Goold talks with MLB.com baseball writer Jesse Sanchez. A leading voice on Latin American baseball and talent in the area, Sanchez also has deep personal connections to Monterrey and the Sultanes de Monterrey, the professional team that calls this ballpark home. Through this brand new edition of the BPIB, recorded during the Mexico Seri...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.07: 'The one with Adam McCalvy'

    Mar 31 2019

    If opening day offered a snapshot of the season ahead, the National League Central and the race for the division title could be a doozy. In this brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought you by Closets by Design of St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold talks with MLB.com's Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy about the Brewers, their claim to repeat as division champs, and what the view of the Cardinals is from Wisconsin. This episode was recorded before P...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.06: 'The one with Scoops'

    Mar 22 2019

    In a crossover event with Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Dan McLaughlin and his "Scoops with Danny Mac" program, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold discusses the new club-record extension being finalized for Paul Goldschmidt. The Cardinals and their first baseman have agreed upon a five-year, $130-million extension, and that radically alters the perception of the team, the makeup of the team, and the long-term view of the team. McLaughlin and Goold, who do a weekday podcast th...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.05: 'The one with Richard Justice'

    Mar 13 2019

    'The sea change in the game has come so rapidly ... We're still at the tip of the iceberg in the information age.' And so begins a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by StlToday.com and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Baseball writer Derrick Goold chats with MLB.com national baseball columnist Richard Justice about what he's seen from teams as he tours the Grapefruit League, what he thinks of the Cardinals, what he hears about their pitching, and the labor concerns th...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.04: Goldy Rush

    Mar 01 2019

    All of that teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing angst about the free-agent market proved much ado about nothing -- for elite talents Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. But it wasn't so great for players like newest Cardinal catcher Matt Wieters. In this brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, recorded in Jupiter, Fla., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold is joined by KMOX/1120 AM's Chris Hrabe for the second part of their crossover spectacular, and they have free agency on their mind. The p...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.03: Grapefruit Squeeze

    Feb 23 2019

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman join KMOX's Chris Hrabe for a crossover episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball from Jupiter, Fla. Games have begun for the St. Louis Cardinals and in addition to twists and changes in a Mike Shildt-run spring training, the threesome of St. Louis content providers takes a look at the Cubs and whether chaos has swallowed their Cactus League camp. There is also a bit about the Cubs grammar. And the meaning ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.02: 'The one with Peter Gammons'

    Feb 16 2019

    Hall of Fame baseball writer and MLB Network insider Peter Gammons swings through Cardinals camp and spares some time to talk about all of the changes blitzing baseball -- from the designated hitter in the National League to a pitch clock, coverage of the game to a frozen free-agent market -- and whether the Cardinals have changed enough to contend. In five decades of covering baseball, Gammons not only revolutionized how the game was written about with his beat work at The Boston Globe, he also...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.01: Jupiter Landing

    Feb 10 2019

    As the Best Podcast in Baseball begins its seventh year, host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, talks with Hall of Fame baseball Rick Hummel about the 10 questions -- and more -- confronting the Cardinals as they report to spring training. Health (Marcell Ozuna), production (Dexter Fowler), pitching (Carlos Martinez), and closing (Jordan Hicks?) are factors for the Cardinals to explore in March so that they can return to October. This episode, the season premiere of ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 6.32: Winter Wrap-up

    Jan 18 2019

    Surrounded by the low murmur, modern pop, and tidying buzz of a hotel lobby, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the team that the Cardinals will try to pitch to fans during the annual Winter Warm-up. The three-day event in downtown St. Louis will be the first introduction of Paul Goldschmidt and Andrew Miller to the fans -- but have the fans already moved on, hankering for something new, something else, some spending already. Hochm...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 6.31: An Etch-A-Sketch Roster

    Jan 10 2019

    After a brief hibernation -- and two botched attempts to produce a podcast -- the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with the first episode of 2019. A chill has swept through baseball's offseason, leaving many free agents still on ice and fans icy about the moves not yet by the Cardinals. But have they closed the gap on the Cubs and Brewers? St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Ben Frederickson explore the division race through the lens of winter moves and try...more