Hooo boy, settle in young Mets fans, pour yourself a refreshing beverage, take your shoes off, and carve out some time to listen to the HoJo edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio. Marvel at Rob’s three-point plan to salvage the 2013 Mets season and then hear Jeffrey argue that maybe the Mets shouldn’t try too hard to play .500 ball the rest of the way. Next, FanGraphs’ Carson Cistulli joins the podcast to talk Harvey GIFs, Wilmer Flores, and Werner Herzog. Finally, we get lost down a baseball-reference rabbit hole while answering your e-mails. And after all that, somehow it will be two hours and fifteen minutes later, and you will be well into your fourth drink. Love the Mets #Love the Mets.
This is the Screamin’ Bobby O edition of the podcast, but it should probably be the Matt Harvey edition. In fact all future episodes should be the Matt Harvey edition. Anyway, when Jeffrey is not interrupting Rob with intensely erotic remarks about Matt Harvey’s stuff, they discuss why everyone needs to let Duda be Duda, why the Mets bullpen just isn’t working out again, and preview potential prospect promotions in the coming weeks. Then, an in-depth discussion of Zack Wheeler’s mechanics and injury risk with an assist from Amazin’ Avenue Rule 4 draftnik Alex Nelson. And finally, we answer all your e-mails, and Jeffrey publicly apologizes to Yo La Tengo.
Poooooodddddddcast! Pooooodddddcast! Yes, it’s episode 18, the Darryl Strawberry edition. Jeffrey has his good mic back, but unfortunately he has to use it to talk the bad Marlins series with Mike Donato. They also touch on what’s up with Zack Wheeler, and whether Jordany Valdespin’s clubhouse reputation should matter to Mets fans. Next, Rob Castellano interviews Mets pitching prospect Adam Kolarek about his whirlwind week in Las Vegas. Finally, we wrap up with your e-mails about the glut of major league outfielders, timetables for some Savannah prospects, and the definitive version of “Meet the Mets.”
For Episode 17, Jeffrey decided to leave his main microphone in New York City, thus it sounds like he is on location in a small tile bathtub or something. Undeterred, he and Chris talk about the Harvey/Strasburg clash last week, muse about the Mets 25-man roster with the recent promotion of Juan Lagares. Then, Jeffrey discusses his no-good, very bad, horrible day on the Garden State Parkway before giving you the lowdown on Steve Matz, Gabriel Ynoa, and Brandon Nimmo. Finally, we wrap things up with your e-mails.
Episode 16 is a little bit abridged, since the Mets haven’t played all that much baseball since Episode 15, but Rob and Jeffrey still find time to check in with the Worst Outfield in the History of Baseball, complain about how Kirk Nieuwenhuis is being used, and discuss Jeffrey’s trip to cold, damp Binghamton.
In Episode 15, Rob and Jeffrey indulge in some small sample size (small sample sample size) analysis of the 2013 Mets. What the Buck is going on with John Buck? What might a Matt Harvey extension look like? And what’s going on with Ike Davis, again? Then Chris Blessing of Bullpen Banter joins the podcast to discuss Steve Matz’s South Atlantic League debut, and Jeffrey answers your e-mails.
This week we bring you the massive Amazin’ Avenue Audio minor league preview. To kick things off, Rob and Jeffrey discuss why 2012 1st round draft pick Gavin Cecchini is missing from the full-season ball rosters and pick their ones to watch at each affiliate. Note of caution: Jeffrey is distracted by Matt Harvey for most of this segment. Next, St. Lucie catcher Cam Maron joins the show to discuss his Spring and the big arms he caught in Savannah next year. Then it’s Toby Hyde’s turn to talk about the 2013 Sand Gnats more in depth. Finally, we wrap it up with your e-mails, as is tradition. And yes, we know there is major league baseball to talk about, but this is what happens when you let two prospect guys host a podcast.
In Episode 13, Chris and Jeffrey catch up on all the news coming out of camp in the last week. We share our favorite David Wright memories in honor of his captaincy, consider why Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud will be spending a month in Vegas, and try and predict how the 40-man roster crunch will shake out. Then we discuss who we are looking forward to watching on the 2013 Mets. Finally, Infield Avenue Audio answers all your Mets infield e-mails. Wait, that doesn’t sound right.
In the Ron Darling edition of the podcast, Rob and Jeffrey break down potential outfield upgrades (well, not all of them, that would take too long) and then make a plea for their favorite fringy prospect to take over at third base if David Wright isn’t ready for opening day. We also kick off our 2013 NL East preview with Martin Gandy of Talking Chop and Liz Roscher of The Good Phight.
In Episode 11, Jeffrey and Rob discuss the merits of wearing an athletic protector, the burgeoning UFC career of Oliver Perez, and how we’ve already forgotten that Spring Training stats don’t really mean all that much. Then, Hamilton Bennett joins the podcast to talk about his experience pitching for Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic and his offseason and Spring Training routine. Finally, we wrap things up with some obligatory Zack Wheeler talk.