Podcast

Starting 9

Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

Episodes

  • Starting 9 Episode 122 - Awards Check-In + More

    Aug 22 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a wide assortment of topics - Carlos Correa's injury + implications; end-of-season awards updates: is Trout a lock? Will someone overtake Ryu? Which Astro for AL Cy? Yelich or Bellinger?; and each of the crew shares some love across baseball, including Josh Donaldson, Mark Canha, Ivan Nova, JT Realmuto and man...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 121 - Mike Soroka

    Aug 20 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with breakout Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka, putting up a season for the ages in his rookie campaign, fresh off his 1st career All-Star selection. The crew also dives into a ton of topics, including news of the week (Chris Sale, Corey Kluber, Phillies injuries, Votto, Doolittle) as well as re...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 120 - Lots of Stuff

    Aug 15 2019

    Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a ton of stuff from all over the place, including lots of #groundscrew Twitter questions. The crew runs through the news of the second half of the week (Arrieta, Taillon, Harvey); they 'show some love' to Clayton Kershaw, Ketel Marte, Jorge Soler and others; they debate who would you rather have, ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 119 - Caleb Smith

    Aug 14 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with breakout Marlins ace Caleb Smith, who visited Barstool HQ recently and talked about a wide variety of topics with Dallas and Jared. The crew also gets into the news of the week - Charlie Manuel, Max Scherzer, Austin Riley - while also delving into some milestones that could be reached or broken this...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #118 - Mets Are Back (and more!)

    Aug 09 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis & Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a comprehensive look at the hottest team in baseball - the New York Mets. The crew also dives into some important weekend series - Twins/Indians, Mets/Nats; the crew brings back the regular Thursday segment “Show ‘Em Some Love” to give some attention to players across the game, as well as the news of the wee...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #117 - Max Muncy

    Aug 05 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Dodgers stud Max Muncy, who talks the Dodgers 2019 season, his breakout, the incident with Madison Bumgarner - and much more. The crew also dives into a wide variety of topics - the craziness of the two Wild Cards, the news of the week (Dyson, Hicks, Contreras, Franco), the crew celebrates Mik...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #116 - Trade Deadline Recap

    Aug 01 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a comprehensive recap of the trade deadline - Zack Greinke to Houston; Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati, Puig/Franmil to Cleveland; no one to Boston; Roark to Oakland; Castellanos to Chicago; Shane Greene to Atlanta - and many more! The crew also runs through a few news and notes (Luke Voit, David Robertson), before...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #115 - Kyle Freeland

    Jul 30 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland; a rundown of the notable trades executed in the days leading up to the deadline - including Marcus Stroman to the Mets, Jordan Lyles, Jason Vargas, Jake Diekman, Eric Sogard; a brief recap of last Thursday's All-Time Team Draft (and poll results); an...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #114 - All-Time Player Draft

    Jul 25 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features what many listeners have long been asking for: the all-time player draft. Dallas, Jared, and JayHay draft their all-time starting nine's - one player per position, including SP and a wild card DH spot, with the entire history of baseball as their draft pool. Who was the first pick? What current players made th...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #113 - Jeff McNeil

    Jul 23 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with breakout Mets stud Jeff McNeil, fresh off a trip to Cleveland for the All-Star Game and headed into a home stretch that could see him win the NL batting title. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week, including Brandon Woodruff hitting the IL, Giancarlo Stanton not yet resuming bas...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #112 - Hall of Fame Weekend

    Jul 19 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This second episode of the week is all about the Hall of Fame induction weekend, with talk on each of the soon-to-be-enshrined legends - Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, as well as Harold Baines and Lee Smith. Dallas - currently on vacation - and Jared also get into the news of the week, answer a bunch of Twitter quest...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #111 - Marcus Stroman

    Jul 16 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with certified stud, Blue Jays ace and 2019 All-Star Marcus Stroman. Dallas and Jared discuss their reactions to watching the Angels combined no-hitter and the night honoring Tyler Skaggs, a night no one will forget. The crew also dives into the news/transactions of the week (Bailey, Cashner, Scher...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #110 - Midseason Awards

    Jul 11 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode features a brief reflection on the All-Star Game experience for Jared and Dallas; the experiments going on in the Atlantic League, including the 'stealing 1st base' concept and the newly-implemented ‘robot umps'; the crew also runs down their midseason picks for the primary awards - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year an...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #109 - All-Star Game MVP Shane Bieber

    Jul 10 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with newly-minted MVP of the 2019 All-Star Game - Shane Bieber. The crew also talk about their experience watching Monday's Home Run Derby live, the epic showdown between Vlad Guerrero Jr and Joc Pederson, the All-Star Game itself, the experience Dallas and Jared have had overall in Cleveland (including ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #108 - HR Derby, Dodgers Magic & More

    Jul 04 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features a breakdown of the 2019 Home Run Derby field - Jared and Dallas make their picks and break it down from all angles. The crew also gets into the Dodgers miraculous run of walk-offs, as well as many, many other topics, including but not limited to: Aaron Nola and the Phillies rotation, Dylan Cease's debut, Matt Chapman vs Raf...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #107 - Scooter Gennett

    Jul 02 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Reds power-hitting 2B and recently-returned Scooter Gennett, who talks not only baseball but also a wide array of off-the-field topics that run the gamut. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week (Severino, Hamels, Hendricks, Cease); the slugfest that was the London Series between the Yankees an...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #106 - All Star Game Starters Ballot Choices

    Jun 27 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features a rundown of each positional battle for to be named a Starter in the upcoming All-Star Game - each position, the deserving winners, the guys who were left out who should not have been, the stat nuggets to define them all. The crew also breaks down the news of the week - Shohei Ohtani, Tyler Glasnow and Giancarlo Stanton - w...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #105 - Hunter Pence

    Jun 25 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Texas' Hunter Pence, in the midst of a (surprising) All-Star game bid in his first year with the Rangers. Dallas and Jared also run through the big stories of the week, including the ongoing craziness in Queens with the Mets, the suspension of Frankie Montas, the injuries to closers Jordan Hicks and...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #104 - Scherzer, Machado, Umpires & More!

    Jun 20 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a wide array of topics - Max Scherzer's brilliant performance with a broken nose and black eye; Manny Machado and the preposterous Umpire's Union (and tweet); CC Sabathia's 250th win and Blake Snell's disappointing season; Show Some Love to Ketel Marte, Lance Lynn, Bryan Reynolds and several more; a reflection on Alb...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #103 - Shane Greene

    Jun 19 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with return guest and Tigers shutdown closer Shane Greene. The crew dives into a wide variety of topics, including the upcoming trip to London for Red Sox/Yankees, a potential trip to Toronto, the news of the week (Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees, the demotion of Clint Frazier, Corey Seager and Noah Syn...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #102 - Gio Urshela

    Jun 11 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the breakout 3rd baseman of the New York Yankees - Gio Urshela. Dallas and Jared also touch on the David Ortiz situation, the Dallas Keuchel signing (as well as Domingo Germán hitting the injured list), the showdown between Max Muncy and Madison Bumgarner, and the ‘ump show' that took place between ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #101 - Kimbrel Signed!

    Jun 06 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode breaks down the long-awaited signing of Craig Kimbrel (to the Cubs) and the season-ending injury to Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen, as well as several other random stories around baseball, including the bunt hit to break up the no-hitter in the minors this week, Rob Manfred's comments about netting, the aggressive (shad...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #100 - Alex Bregman

    Jun 04 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode - the 100th in the podcast's history - features n interview with return guest and budding AL MVP candidate Alex Bregman. Dallas and Jared also give love to the #groundscrew for the support across 100 episodes, run through the news of the week (Bruce, Gallo, McCutchen, Freeland), hit on the MLB Draft, “give some love” to a wid...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #99 - Showing Some Love

    May 30 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Jared and Justin going back and forth on the Red Sox/Indians, the potential landing spots for Dallas Keuchel, Carlos Correa's bizarre massage injury, the crew shows some love to a wide variety of players - Joe Pederson, Max Kepler, Hunter Dozier, Lucas Giolito, Derek Dietrich, CJ Cron and others - while also diving i...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #98 - Dansby Swanson

    May 28 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Braves stud shortstop and former #1 overall pick Dansby Swanson. Dallas and Jared also get into Cody Bellinger, the Twins, the Athletics, the news of the week (Luke Weaver, George Springer, Dustin Pedroia), talk a little Dan Vogelbach, Paul DeJong, Nolan Arenado, the Indians All-Star representative, the Ra...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #97 - Carter Stewart, Boras, the MLB Draft & Japan

    May 23 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode goes in-depth on the Carter Stewart situation, the Braves draft pick who is headed to Japan on a long-term contract that could change the foundations of what we know about the draft and draft pick leverage. Dallas and Jared also get into news/transactions of the week (Wade Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, Giancarlo Stanton), as well a...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #96 - Ron Gardenhire

    May 21 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Tigers manager and former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who takes a walk down memory lane in a chat with Dallas and Jared. The guys also run through the signature news of the week - the tire fire that is the New York Mets - while also running through some potential strengths and weaknesses o...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #95 - Cal Ripken Jr.

    May 16 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special returning guest - Hall of Famer, the Ironman, Cal Ripken Jr, who comes back into the Starting 9 interview room for a second time to chat about anything and everything baseball, and what he continues to be up to in his post-playing career. The guys also run through some news of the week (goodbye Miguel ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #94 - No Hitters, Sale’s Renaissance and Cubs Walk-Offs

    May 09 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is all over the place - Mike Fiers no-hitter, the anniversary of Dallas' perfect game, Chris Sale's blistering Wednesday performance, the Cubs consecutive walk-offs, tantalizing weekend series previews (Dodgers/Nationals, Rays/Yankees, Brewers/Cubs). The crew also dives into a new batch of the Homer Minute voicemails, and the...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #93 - Sean Newcomb

    May 07 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Braves lefty Sean Newcomb, a rundown of the injury news across baseball (Ohtani, Paxton, Taillon, Price, Treinen), as well as catching up on some player and team storylines across baseball, including the red-hot Cubs, Domingo Germán's dominance, the emergence of the Reds rotation fronted by Luis Cas...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #92 - Casey Mize

    May 02 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with #1 overall pick and current top prospect for the Detroit Tigers, Casey Mize, also the author of a no-hitter in his Double-A debut. Dallas and Jared reflect on the Red Sox/Athletics series in Boston, and also hit on the biggest news of the week - Vlad Jr's debut week, CC Sabathia reaching 3,000 strik...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #91 - Lucas Giolito

    Apr 25 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an episode with White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, as well as a comprehensive breakdown of the news that Vladimir Guerrero Jr will debut on Friday. Dallas and Jared also get into the news of the week, including the Brewers signing of Gio Gonzalez and the returns of Jacob deGrom and Jon Lester. The crew also deb...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #90 - Groundscrew Appreciation Pod

    Apr 18 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode starts off with a comprehensive breakdown of the Tim Anderson-White Sox-Royals situation from Wednesday, before moving fully into the 2nd edition of the Groundscrew Appreciation podcast - we answer a ton of Twitter questions from the listeners, while also bringing back the Homer Minute for a few good minutes of ranting. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #89 - Nelson Cruz

    Apr 17 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Twins masher Nelson Cruz, who talks with Jared about all sorts of things - his expectations for his debut season with the Twins, his run with the Mariners, his hitting experiences against Dallas Braden and much more. The crew gives plenty of love to two of the best team stories from ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #88 - Davis’ Streak, Mariners & A Surprise Guest

    Apr 11 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a rundown of the biggest stories of the week - Chris Davis' run of futility; the Mariners blistering hot start; putting a bow on Archer, Puig and the brawl. The crew also runs through the injuries to Mike Clevinger, Jon Lester and Luis Severino, while also looking at the Cardinals extension with Matt Carpenter. Dalla...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #87 - Kevin Pillar

    Apr 08 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Giants and former Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar, who talks about his time playing for the Blue Jays, what it's like to represent an entire country, his spectacular, highlight-reel defense and much more. Dallas and Jared break down the Pirates/Reds/Chris Archer/Derek Dietrich brawl from S...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #86 - Harper Returns, deGrom’s Run Continues

    Apr 04 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's second episode (now a regular feature during the regular season) touches on the biggest storylines across baseball this week: Bryce Harper's epic return to DC; the continued brilliance of Jacob deGrom; the early season issues in Boston and with Chris Sale; as well as the notable transactions and injuries that occurred since the last ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #85 - Walker Buehler & Max Muncy

    Apr 02 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with two of the bright stars of the Dodgers - budding ace Walker Buehler and one of 2018's breakout players, Max Muncy. The crew looks at the standout storylines from the first week - including Bryce Harper in Philly and Christian Yelich's MVP defense - along with other news of the week (Yankees injuries...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #84: Josh Donaldson

    Mar 28 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with a white wale of a guest - former AL MVP and current Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson. The crew also hits on the wave of big-money extensions for some of the game's biggest stars - Sale, deGrom, Goldschmidt, Verlander among them - while also finishing up the Division Preview series with the AL East and N...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #83 - Evan Longoria

    Mar 20 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Giants 3B Evan Longoria, who sat down with Dallas and Jared to discuss his career to this point, they recap the epic “Game 162” from his Rays days, talk his rookie season experience and much more. The crew also delves into a ton of news from the week, including the record-breaking extension ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #82.5 - RULE CHANGES

    Mar 16 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This BONUS EPISODE breaks down all the proposed rule changes and adjustments coming to baseball in 2019 and 2020, pitting Starting 9 members against each other: 3-batter minimum, All-Star Election Day, $1 million prize for the HR Derby, mound visits, roster sizes and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #82 - Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw & Eric Thames

    Mar 13 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an extended, casual sit-down conversation with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers - reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames, who joined Dallas and Jared from Spring Training in Arizona. Nearly every possible topic was covered. In addition, the crew hits on the news of the week (Adam Jones, Kyle Seager,...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #81 - Luke Voit

    Mar 08 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode comes straight from Spring Training in Florida, where Dallas and Jared sat down to interview a host of players, including this week's guest - Yankees slugger Luke Voit. Voit talks living in New York, his thrilling 2019 season, growing up watching Mark McGwire, his expectations for Aaron Judge this season and much more! Dallas...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #80 - Nolan Arenado

    Feb 28 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a bucket list interview with Rockies superstar and newly-extended Nolan Arenado, who sat down with Dallas and Jared during the #SpikesUpTour in Arizona at the start of Spring Training. Arenado gets into a wide variety of topics, including his time on Team USA and the World Baseball Classic, Troy Tulowitzki's impact e...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #79 - Trevor Bauer & Mike Clevinger

    Feb 27 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features the sit-down chat Jared and Dallas had with the Indians rotation duo of Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger while experiencing Spring Training out in Arizona. In addition to that conversation, the duo also gets into the adventures of the #SpikesUpTour, as well as the Padres massive signing of Manny Machado.

  • Starting 9 Episode #78 - Birdman Bat Crew

    Feb 15 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the Birdman Bat company crew out of San Francisco, who sit down with Dallas to discuss how they got into the business, the changes in the industry and their work with current professional baseball players, and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into the news of the week - Realmuto, Nola, the Twins ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #77 - Rule Changes Coming?

    Feb 07 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Dallas and Jared breaking down the proposed new rule changes or studies, including lowering the mound, the universal DH, 3-batter pitcher minimums and much more. The crew also gets into the emergence of the Giants and Padres into the Bryce Harper market, the signings of the week (Wade Miley, Curtis Granderson, Martin...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #76 - The Stove is Technically On

    Jan 31 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode goes all over the place: the ongoing stalemates with Machado and Harper; the signings and trades of the week (Merrifield, Holland, relievers-a-plenty); the build-your-dream-team-for-$33 activity that has made its way across social media this week, which led to a fierce debate about who's better - Ken Griffey Jr or Mike Trout;...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #75 - Hall of Fame Edition

    Jan 25 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the crew's reactions, analysis and future outlook on the Baseball Hall of Fame and the 2019 class - the greatness of those elected, the cases for those who missed, and of course the long-awaited rant on Harold Baines. Jared and Dallas also get into the signings and transactions of the week - Pollock to the Dodgers, t...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #74 - Cody Bellinger

    Jan 18 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2-time National League Champion Cody Bellinger, who talks his approach to hitting, reflects on the last two Dodgers seasons and talks about whether or not Babe Ruth called his shot. Dallas and Jared also touch on the signings and transactions of the week (Ottavino, LeM...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #73 - Groundscrew Appreciation Podcast

    Jan 10 2019

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is for the #Groundscrew - we spend hours answering questions of all kinds from our loyal listeners - from who would win a baseball tournament where you could bring back dead franchise legends, to childhood celebrity crushes, the best places to watch a game, to playing FMK with various housing structures, this podcast has it a...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 72 - Post-Holiday Transaction Recap

    Jan 02 2019

    Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode brings the crew back for the first time in a few weeks, and there's a lot to catch up on: this week's deals (Nelson Cruz, Yusei Kikuchi, Troy Tulowitzki), deals over the past few weeks (Harvey, Profar, Puig/Wood, Lynn, Murphy, Brantley, Miller and more), updates on our thoughts on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #71 - Bob Melvin

    Dec 14 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2018 AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin, who sat down with the crew in Las Vegas during the Winter Meetings to discuss a variety of topics - the 2018 Athletics, shifting, his experiences in the game and much more. Jared and Dallas also break down their experience on the ground at the 2018 Winter Meet...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #70: Hot Stove So Hot

    Dec 06 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a comprehensive recap of all the major action around MLB's Hot Stove over the last week: Paul Goldschmidt's trade to the Cardinals, the Nationals signing Patrick Corbin, the Mets trading for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano, and the Phillies acquiring Jean Segura. The crew also debates the merits of the ‘ban the shift' d...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #69 - Jered Weaver

    Nov 30 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 3-time All-Star, former 20-game winner and Angels great Jered Weaver, who talks Boras, Scioscia, hitting Kyle Seager, the pitching trends of the modern game and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into the Braves signings of Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann, the swirling rumors around Robinson Cano,...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #68 - Paxton Trade, Beltre Retires & Billy Corben

    Nov 20 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Billy Corben, who directed the documentary Screwball, which looks at MLB's steroid era and the Alex Rodriguez scandal. The crew also breaks down the James Paxton trade to the Yankees and Adrian Beltre's retirement and place among the greatest ever at his position, the results of the major BBWAA Awar...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #67: Cal Ripken Jr (and Awards!)

    Nov 08 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is a very special one, featuring an interview with the Ironman himself, the Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr, who walks through his childhood in the game, his influences, his thoughts on the modern game and much more. This podcast also represents the much-awaited Awards podcast, where the crew breaks down each of the awards - MVP,...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #66 - WS Recap & Hello Offseason

    Nov 02 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode dives in head first to the offseason action, from the big names - Harper, Machado, Kershaw - to more than a dozen transactions that have already happened (or agreed to) this offseason, including Brett Gardner, Trevor Rosenthal, David Price opting in, Fernando Rodney, the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen as GM, and much more. Th...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 65 - World Series Preview

    Oct 22 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the reason we are all here: the preview of the World Series. Red Sox. Dodgers. We ask the most important questions going into the series and Dallas and Jared break them down. We also say a few final words on the 2018 Milwaukee Brewers, touch on the news from around baseball (Altuve surgery, hirings of Ausmus and Bell...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 64 - Red Sox Win Pennant + NLCS Game 6 Preview

    Oct 19 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features the fresh, morning-after reactions from Jared as the Red Sox advance to the World Series, a breakdown of the ALCS from Jared and Dallas, a preview of Friday's NLCS Game 6, and a review of the ‘postseason narratives' as it relates to David Price and Clayton Kershaw. The guys also touch on the headline topics of the wee...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 63 - ALCS & NLCS Preview

    Oct 11 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week cuts right to the chase: previewing both the ALCS between the Astros and Red Sox and the NLCS between the Dodgers and Brewers. In addition, Jared and Dallas break down the riveting Red Sox/Yankees ALDS, say some final thoughts on the Indians, Braves and Rockies, touch on the managerial news around MLB (Kevin Cash extension, Davis Ross ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode 62 - Christian Yelich, Shane Bieber & Postseason Preview

    Oct 05 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a ton of hot baseball content packed into 90 minutes: an interview with the soon-to-be NL MVP (Christian Yelich); an interview with the newest member of the Indians stud rotation (Shane Bieber); and Dallas and Jared preview all of the Division Series matchups: Yankees-Red Sox, Rockies-Brewers, Braves-Dodgers and Indi...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #61 - David Ortiz

    Sep 27 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a truly epic guest - World Series winner, one of the greatest DH's of all time, one of the most clutch players in baseball history - Big Papi, David Ortiz. Ortiz touches on this year's Red Sox, the home run mashing going on out in Oakland with Khris Davis and others, Bo Jackson, and the pitching in the modern game - i...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #60: Mike Foltynewicz

    Sep 19 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Atlanta Braves ace Mike Foltynewicz, who talks about the Braves surge to the top of the NL East, his electric season, the rise of Ronald Acuna, fatherhood and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into: Trevor Story's injury news, Aaron Judge's return to the lineup, Marlins Man ‘making up with' the M...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #59 - Whit Merrifield

    Sep 12 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the breakout star of the Kansas City Royals, Whit Merrifield, who discusses his unique path to the big leagues, his first memories of when he knew he had truly arrived, the lost art of the stolen base and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into the returns of Chris Sale and Josh Donaldson, Sean Ma...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #58 - Nicholas Castellanos & Shane Greene

    Sep 06 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a fascinating and sprawling interview with Detroit Tigers teammates Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene, who dive into their careers, their interaction with social media, their podcast, fellow players getting paid market value and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including the Jos...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #57 - Archie Bradley

    Aug 29 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Diamondbacks relief ace Archie Bradley, who discusses the D-Backs season, his desire to return to the rotation, why Paul Goldschmidt doesn't get the national love he deserves, and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into the Cardinals extending Mike Shildt, the injuries to Sean Manaea and Brett And...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #56 - Bobby Crosby

    Aug 23 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2004 AL Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby, who discusses his rise and fall in the Majors, what he's been up to since and his lifelong relationship with the Oakland Athletics. Dallas and Jared also get into the Nationals sell-off and the Cubs and Cardinals acquisitions of Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams, re...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #55 - Kyle Freeland

    Aug 16 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland, in the midst of a breakout campaign, who stopped by to talk the 2018 Rockies season, his development, growing up a Rockies fan in Denver, and more. Dallas and Jared also get into Ronald Acuna's blistering run, Edwin Diaz's race to catch Francisco Rodriguez,...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #54 - Joe Davis

    Aug 08 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Dallas Braden and Jared Carrabis - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with the voice of the Dodgers - Joe Davis - who discusses the current state of the Dodgers, Manny Machado's free agency, Corey Seager's injury issues and much more. Jared and Dallas also touch on some of the biggest stories of the week, including: Mike Scioscia's future, Rick Ankiel's potential 2019 come...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #53 - Mookie Wilson

    Aug 02 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 1986 World Series winner and baseball legend Mookie Wilson, who reminisces about 1986, what could have been with that team's core, the modern game and much more! Dallas and Jared also break down about a dozen trades that happened leading up to the deadline, the Athletics tying the Mariners f...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #52 - Justin Morneau

    Jul 26 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former AL MVP and Home Run Derby champion Justin Morneau, who discusses the current game, his epic Home Run Derby vs Josh Hamilton, Johan Santana's greatness, the Twins team that had the best chance of breaking through for a World Series, and much more! Jared and Dallas also get into the Zach Britton...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #51 - ASG & Derby Recap

    Jul 19 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is a very special one, recorded on-location in Washington DC following the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. The crew - together in the same place for the podcast for the first time ever - breaks down the memorable moments from the Midsummer Classic, the lasting impressions of Bryce Harper's epic showing in the Home Run Derby, ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #50: Jed Lowrie

    Jul 12 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. The 50th episode features an interview with freshly-minted All-Star Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics, who talks about making the Midsummer Classic, the Athletics surprising season and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into a variety of current topics, including: Ken Giles demotion, Vladimir Guerrero Jr's impending promotion, the Ph...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #49: Johnny Damon

    Jul 03 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former Red Sox and Yankees legend Johnny Damon, who talks about his memories of those years, what he's been up to lately, and his impressions of the game today. Jared and Dallas also hand out their 1st Half Awards in both leagues - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, along with unique awards ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #48: Trevor Story

    Jun 28 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current Colorado Rockies shortstop and potential 2018 All Star Trevor Story, who talks about his amazing initial taste of the big leagues, his 2018 season and what it's like to play in Denver. Jared and Dallas also get into the big storylines of the week, including but not limited to Sergio ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #47: Pat McAfee

    Jun 21 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an electric interview with our own Pat McAfee, who talks about his cross-over independent league baseball event and his growing knowledge of the game. Dallas and Jared also get into the biggest stories of the week, including the Astros red-hot play, the rise of Juan Soto, the Nationals acquisition of Kelvin H...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #46: Kolten Wong

    Jun 14 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals, who talks about his unique experiences growing up in Hawaii, his path to the big leagues and much more. Jared and Dallas also get into a number of other topics, including the comments about Bryce Harper being “overrated” and “not a winning player”; Pau...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #45: Dan Katz (Big Cat)

    Jun 07 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Barstool's own Dan Katz/Big Cat, who discusses Jake Arrieta's return to Wrigley Field, and his importance to the Cubs during his time there. Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including: Madison Bumgarner's return, Cody Bellinger's potential demotion, Tim Lincecum's rel...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #44: Matt Skole

    May 31 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with White Sox rookie Matt Skole, fresh off his impressive MLB debut, who talks about his journey to the big leagues and much more! Jared and Dallas also reflect on Justin Verlander's current and past greatness and where he fits within his era; the impressive play of both the Milwaukee Brewers and...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #43: Dustin Pedroia

    May 24 2018

     Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features former AL MVP and World Series champion Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, who discusses his comeback from injury, tells stories of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez and much more. Jared and Dallas also touch on a wide range of topics around MLB, including Mike Trout, Gleyber Torres' impressive start to his career, th...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #42: Keith Hernandez

    May 17 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former MLB great, author current broadcaster Keith Hernandez, who talks about his time in the game, what needs changing and why it's still a beautiful sport, the Matt Harvey situation and much more. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Robinson Cano suspension, Joey Votto's comments about the Reds, and...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #41: Kevin Clancy (KFC)

    May 10 2018

    Barstool Sports presents The Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview/therapy session with Barstool's own Kevin Clancy/KFC, who talks Mets, the trade of Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto's struggles and more. Jared and Dallas also touch on the biggest stories of the week, including Albert Pujols reaching 3,000 hits, Clayton Kershaw to the DL, the Yankees recent dominan...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #40: Jayson Stark

    May 03 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features legendary baseball scribe Jayson Stark, who returns to Starting 9 to talk about his new gigs, impressions of the 2018 season, the Dodgers, Bauer/McCullers/spin rate/foreign substances, Mark McGwire and much more. Dallas and Jared also take the opportunity to assess the notable storylines and surprises for EAC...more

  • Starting 9 #39: Sean Manaea

    Apr 26 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special guest - owner of the most recent no-hitter in MLB history - Oakland Athletics lefty Sean Manaea, who recaps his epic evening and his journey to this point. Dallas and Jared also recap Jared's trip to California, discuss Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, go rapid-fire on a wide-range o...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #38: Eric Byrnes

    Apr 19 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features special guest and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes, who talks a little baseball and a lot of life philosophy. Dallas and Jared also get into the Ohtani/Red Sox “showdown”, break down some surprising early developments in the AL West and NL East, look at 8 potential breakout performances and whether they are buying or selling, and of course answer questions from the #groundscre...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #37: Tyler Austin

    Apr 12 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants and no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current New York Yankee Tyler Austin, who talks about his MLB experience and baseball upbringing and fandom. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Blue Jays and Roberto Osuna, Shohei Ohtani and the fast-starters in the NL (Diamondbacks, Mets, Pirates). The crew also keeps the Miami - er, British...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #36 - Jerry Hairston Jr

    Apr 05 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with former MLB player and current analyst for SportsNet LA, Jerry Hairston Jr, who touches on Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen's early struggles, Bryce Harper, Shohei Ohtani and more. In addition to recapping Braden's experience as part of Oakland's 50th anniversary team, Dallas and Jared give their initi...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #34: Jim Duquette

    Mar 22 2018

    Barstool Sports presents The Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette, as well as the final installment of the crew's division preview series, this time focusing on the NL Central and AL East teams. In addition, Dallas and Jared discuss Jose Altuve's extension with Houston, Alex Cobb joining the Orioles, Justin Turner's injury, Shohei O...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #33: Bob Tewksbury and Division Previews

    Mar 15 2018

    “Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a discussion of all the angles behind Jake Arrieta joining the Phillies, a look at Mike Moustakas returning to Kansas City, and a continuation of the “Division Preview” series, this time focusing on the NL East and the NL West teams. We also are joined by former MLB All-Star pitcher Bob Tewksbury, now the mental perfo...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #32: Mark Feinsand

    Mar 08 2018

    “Barstool Sports presents Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Mark Feinsand, Executive reporter for MLB.com, who joins Dallas and Jared for a trip across MLB, hitting on many different teams and storylines. The Starting 9 crew also begins its Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and AL Central, hitting every team in each of those divisions, touching on storylines or players...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #31: Jenny Cavnar

    Mar 01 2018

    Barstool Sports presents Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Jenny Cavnar of ROOT Sports, who talks Rockies offseason, 2018 outlook, her long history with Dallas and much more. Jared and Dallas also discuss the Rangers' signing of Tim Lincecum, try to find homes for notable remaining free agents like Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas, Alex Cobb and more, while also answering questions f...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #30: Cliff Floyd

    Feb 22 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Cliff Floyd of MLB Network, who dominated the interview game, talking 2018 season, Rickey Henderson stories, his old team the Marlins and much more! Jared and Dallas also break down the rash of ACTUAL signings that occurred since the last podcast: JD Martinez to the Red Sox and Eric Hosmer to the Padres, along with th...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #29: Jessica Kleinschmidt

    Feb 15 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features Jessica Kleinschmidt of Cut4/MLB.com, who talks her career, her perspective on baseball and where she was for a game that would change her life (or not) - Dallas Braden's perfect game. Jared and Dallas also get into the Cubs signing of Yu Darvish, the return of the Melky Cabrera fake website PED scandal, we give our o...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #28: Paul Lo Duca

    Feb 07 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features special guest and friend of Barstool - former MLB veteran Paul Lo Duca, who absolutely does not stick to baseball during this interview. Dallas and Jared also discuss J.D. Martinez reportedly being 'fed up' with the Red Sox, the news that Ervin Santana will be out into May, Barstool's own KFC joins to "talk Todd ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #27: Tim Brown

    Feb 01 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, who joins to remember the late Kevin Towers. He also discusses giving up his Hall of Fame ballot, the legend of Vladimir Guerrero, the cold free agency market this offseason and more. Dallas and Jared break down the Yelich/Cain acquisitions for the Brewers, the announcement that Clevel...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #26: Tommy Pham

    Jan 25 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. In this episode, we break down all the angles from Wednesday's 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame Class announcement - the 4 who will be inducted, the man who just missed, and what we think will happen in the 2019 cycle. The crew also talks to Cardinals breakout star Tommy Pham, who gives his reactions to the Hall of Fame, reflections on his 2017, the ou...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #25: Jonathan Lucroy

    Jan 18 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who talks experiencing free agency for the first time, hitting in Coors Field and his work to combat performance-enhancing drug use. We also the Andrew McCutchen trade, the comments by Christian Yelich's agent, we form our all-time Home Run Derby team, we welcome Barstool's own KFC to ch...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #24: David Eckstein & Kevin Frandsen

    Jan 11 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features two separate interviews: one with 2-time World Series champion David Eckstein, and the other with former MLB player, friend of Dallas Braden and current radio voice of the Phillies, Kevin Frandsen. Dallas and Jared also get into the Gerrit Cole traded-or-not-traded saga, Starlin Castro's request to be traded out of Mi...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #23: Tom Verducci

    Jan 04 2018

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features guest Tom Verducci of SI, who talks the state of baseball, Hall of Fame and hot stove. Dallas and Jared also get into the multiple suitors for Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez's reported offer from Boston, Wade Davis joining the Rockies, we check in with This Week in Derek Jeter, answer questions from listeners - and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #22: 12 Interviews of Christmas

    Dec 28 2017

    To celebrate the holidays, the Starting 9 crew presents stories from 12 selected interviews from our 2017 season. Listen to some of the best answers and funniest moments with Jared Carrabis, Dallas Braden and the guests. Guests including new Yankees Manager Aaron Boone, World Series Champion's Lance McCullers and Alex Bregman, Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, 3x World Series Champ Curt Schilling, and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #21: Jayson Stark

    Dec 21 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features special guest Jayson Stark, who discusses his approach to the Hall of Fame ballot, the names he's going with this year, and his experience as part of the special committee that elected Jack Morris and Alan Trammel. Jared and Dallas also get into the Giants acquiring Evan Longoria, the Orioles losing Zach Britton and t...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #20: Andrew Benintendi

    Dec 14 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, along with insight on Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, Shohei Ohtani's damaged elbow, Manny Machado rumors, the relief pitcher market explosion and, of course, questions from the listeners. We also check in on Jared'd well-being. ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #19.5: Shohei Ohtani reaction

    Dec 08 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Emergency mini-podcast! Jared and Dallas give you their reactions to the news that Shohei Ohtani has chosen the Los Angeles Angels. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #19: Alex Cora

    Dec 07 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Our guest this week is brand new Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who discusses the challenges and excitement ahead in Boston, the championship run in Houston, and more. Dallas and Jared touch on Rafael Palmeiro's hopes for a comeback, Shohei Ohtani's ultimate home, Aaron Boone being introduced as Yankees manager, listener Twitter questions and ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #18: Jeff Passan & Nick Goody

    Nov 30 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode includes special guest Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who discusses his decision to give up his Hall of Fame ballot and the Hall of Fame in general. Nick Goody of the Cleveland Indians also joins the podcast to discuss the Tribe and his favorite Terry Francona story. Dallas and Jared also go in on the Marlins 'ultimatum' to Giancarlo S...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #17: Curt Schilling

    Nov 22 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features special guest Curt Schilling, who joins to talk the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, PED users and his perspective on the Hall in general. Dallas and Jared also break down the severe punishments MLB hit the Braves with on Tuesday, the 20-second pitch clock, Giancarlo Stanton to the Giants (and many other rumors),  Twitter questions...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #16: Corey Knebel

    Nov 17 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week the guys interview star closer from the Milwaukee Brewers Corey Knebel to talk about his stellar 2017 season, his favorite baseball video game, brewing his own beer, and a secret tattoo. Jared and Dallas also talk about the MVP, Cy Young, and Manager of the Year Award winners for both the American and National Leagues, and update the gr...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #15: Alex Bregman

    Nov 09 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Featuring guest and newly-minuted World Series champion Alex Bregman of the Astros, who talks his experiences in the World Series, some misadventures in the Twitter DMs and more. Jared and Dallas also talk Roy Halladay, awards finalists, Boras wanting $200M for JD Martinez, Tanaka and Cueto opting-in and more!Thanks to our sponsors: Taylrd Clothi...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #14: Mad Dog Russo

    Nov 02 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Features special guest "Mad Dog" Chris Russo, who helps recap the storylines coming out of Game 7 and the Astros championship. Dallas and Jared also touch on the Justin Upton news, as well as the best and brightest stories we'll remember from the 2017 season. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #13: Lance McCullers

    Oct 26 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest and current World Series participant Lance McCullers of the Houston Astros. The duo reacts to the absolutely wild Game 2, including Rich Hill being pulled, Kenley Jansen doing something he hasn't done all season, Charlie Culberson's HR reaction and more. Other topics include: Giancarlo Stanton's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, ...more

  • Starting 9 Episode #12: Casey Stern

    Oct 19 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes guest Casey Stern of MLB Network Radio and MLB on TBS, who has had a first-hand look at the 2017 postseason as it plays out. Jared and Dallas react to Wednesday's Game 5 between the Yankees and Astros and Game 4 between the Cubs and Dodgers. The duo also look at Kenley Jansen's place in history, and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #11: Karl Ravech

    Oct 12 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Featuring guest Karl Ravech of Baseball Tonight, who joins to talk the postseason and John Farrell's exit from Boston. Jared and Dallas react to Yankees/Indians Game 5 and Cubs/Nationals Game 4 from Wednesday, and look ahead to the ALCS and Game 5 between Washington and Chicago. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #10: Tim Kurkjian and Sean Casey

    Oct 05 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes two guests: Tim Kurkjian of ESPN and Sean Casey of MLB Network, both of whom give their perspectives on the postseason landscape. Dallas and Jared also reflect on the Yankees bullpen dominance in the AL Wild Card Game, and run through listener voicemails and tweets. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #9: Christian Yelich

    Sep 28 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Christian Yelich of the Marlins. The duo also runs through their end-of-season awards (MVP, Cy Young), they debate the idea that the Yankees should use an all-bullpen approach to the AL Wild Card Game, they dive into the likely Wild Card matchups...and listener voicemails! 

  • Starting 9 Episode #8: Ken Rosenthal

    Sep 21 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Ken Rosenthal, who talks changes in the industry and his job, Kluber-as-MVP-candidate, the Astros-as-World-Series-contenders, the NL MVP and the Angels bonus controversy. The duo also talks Cubs surge, Greinke/Neshek autograph nonsense and more. 

  • Starting 9 Episode #7: Mike Clevinger & Mark Mulder

    Sep 14 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes TWO special guests: Mike Clevinger, the winning pitcher in the Indians record-setting 21st straight win; and Mark Mulder, formerly of the Athletics and part of the 2002 team that won 20 straight. In addition, duo talks Dodgers, the DH in the NL, the Cardinals, the NL MVP - and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #6: Rhys Hoskins

    Sep 07 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest and record-setting rookie Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies; duo talks D-Backs winning, Dodgers losing, Indians as the best team in the AL, the ongoing Red Sox/Yankees cheating controversy, listener voicemails, Twitter questions and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #5: Mark Melancon

    Aug 31 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the 5th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Mark Melancon of the San Francisco Giants; duo talks Kershaw's return, the Mets injury devastation, the AL Wild Card, Mike Leake, Giancarlo Stanton and more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #4: David Ross

    Aug 24 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the 4th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest David Ross, formerly of the Cubs and Red Sox; duo talks Trout vs Harper, fan code of conduct, AL Wild Card, listener voicemails and Twitter questions and so much more!

  • Starting 9 Episode #3: Travis Shaw

    Aug 17 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the 3rd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Travis Shaw of the Milwaukee Brewers; duo talks Giancarlo Stanton's barrage, Dodgers, Rockies, Chris Sale-as-MVP, Aroldis Chapman and more.

  • Starting 9 Episode #2: Aaron Boone

    Aug 10 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the 2nd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Aaron Boone; duo talks Trout, Goldschmidt, Judge, the AL Wild Card race, Barry Bonds and more.

  • Starting 9 Episode #1: Brian Wilson

    Aug 03 2017

    Barstool Sports presents the debut episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Brian Wilson; duo recaps the trade deadline, Jared's move to New York and more.

  • Starting9 Coming Soon

    Jul 28 2017

    Barstool Sports presents Starting9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The companion podcast to the daily live show coming soon on BarstoolSports.com