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, Interlude: A crossover with SABRcast

    Oct 22 2019

    A brief tangent, a digression if you will as the Best Podcast in Baseball readies a series of brand new episodes to recap the 2019 Cardinals season and preview the moves for the 2020 Cardinals. Analytics giant, author, and commissioner of the West Coast League, Rob Neyer invited St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold onto his podcast, SABRcast, to discuss baseball writing, baseball fandom in a minor-league time zone, a favorite Yankees cap, and much more more. The interview has be...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.24: Mirror, Mirror

    Oct 06 2019

    As the National League Division Series between the Cardinals and Atlanta Braves shifts back to Busch Stadium for the marble game -- Game 3 -- the Best Podcast in Baseball pulls The Athletic's Braves beat writer David O'Brien into the conversation and explores the many similarities in this October series. BPIB host Derrick Goold and the longtime baseball writer O'Brien, who was once with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, talk pitching plans for Game 4 and a potential Game 5 and check out the mirr...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.23: The Return of Red October

    Oct 02 2019

    From Atlanta, where the Cardinals open the National League Division Series, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the return to October for the Local Nine and just how many things have happened since the days of yore, back in 2015. The price of bread has gone up. The price of gas has gone down. Hochman got married. So much. In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design! of St. Louis, the duo set the stag...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.22: Tangle in the Ivy

    Sep 18 2019

    With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals hold a slim lead in the National League Central and have what essentially is a best-of-seven series against the rival Cubs to determine the division champ. On the eve of a four-game series at Wrigley Field, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman preview the series and discuss what is at stake for the Cardinals (four years out of the playoffs?!) and for the Cubs (whatever happened to ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.21: 'The one with Kevin Wheeler, unplugged'

    Sep 08 2019

    A special extended edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball that includes some remembrances of Chris Duncan, the Cardinals outfielder, World Series champion, and St. Louis radio personality who died Sept. 6, at 38. Kevin Wheeler, who got his St. Louis start at KMOX/1120 AM, joins the podcast to discuss all things Cardinals, all things lineup, and all things Randy Arozarena with BPIB host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com. Wheeler is asked, given how we...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.20: September Seasoning

    Aug 30 2019

    The BPIB goes BPOC. Big Podcast on Campus. With school back in session, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss what the Cardinals could learn from last year's September stumble. The Cardinals, the only team to win 20 games in August 2018, frayed toward the end and lost of eight of their 11 games against division foes and five of their final six games to slip from contention to late dismissal, but dismissal nonetheless from ...more

  • Best Podcast in Baseball 7.19: The Craftsman's Dilemma

    Aug 25 2019

    After a week's hiatus to go, um, 'on assignment,' the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with a brand new episode featuring host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and guest Benjamin Hochman, sports columnist at The Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals have reached induction weekend for the team's Hall of Fame as a first-place team. The offense has shown sparks of consistency. And that's where we begin this week's conversation -- what to do with the lineup, where to hit Kolten ...more

  • 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