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"This Week in Rays Baseball" features Neil Solondz bringing you in-depth interviews that help you get to know Rays players, coaches, and executives on a personal level, plus weekly news and notes. "MLB.com Extras" is where Rays beat reporters and national correspondents take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.
 
Welcome to Ben Verlander’s clubhouse, where flipping bats is not only allowed but encouraged! On the Flippin’ Bats pod, expect candid 1-on-1 interviews with players from your favorite MLB teams and talk about the current state of baseball . You can even call a hotline at (213) 537-9339 with questions for Ben or to simply air your pleasures and displeasures with your favorite franchise.
 
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Ben Verlander is joined by Kansas City Royals short stop, Nicky Lopez discussing; his family history and love for dogs, the routine that changed his progression, funny stories from his time spent in the league and the impact of Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez! Also, Ben breaks down; The 9/11 remembrance in Yankees vs Mets, why this Blue Jays…
 
Ben Verlander is joined by Toronto Blue Jays' and Cy Young contending, Robbie Ray discussing his; trades that lead him to Toronto, some fun stories from his time in the minor leagues, what makes this Blue Jays team a real contender for years to come and why Vlad Jr. is so special! Also, Ben breaks down; a catcher and pitcher battling for the home r…
 
Description: Ben Verlander is joined by the San Diego native and Padres Pitcher, Joe Musgrove discussing his; trade that took him back to his hometown, some fun stories from his time in the minor leagues, throwing the Padres first ever No-Hitter earlier this year, what makes Fernando Tatis Jr. so special and why this Padres team is very close to co…
 
Ben Verlander is joined by the electric Detroit Tiger's Pitcher, Spencer Turnbull, discussing his; recent Tommy John surgery, fun stories from his minor league days, throwing a No-Hitter earlier this season, the impact of Miguel Cabrera and why this young Detroit Tiger's is destined for greatness! Also, Ben breaks down; Miguel Cabrera's 500th home …
 
Ben Verlander is joined by the legendary MLB/NFL Host and play-by-play announcer, Kevin Burkhardt, diving into the the full magical experience of last weeks 'Field of Dreams' game between the Yankees and White Sox in Iowa! Also, Ben breaks down; his wonderful time in Iowa including the chilling open to the Field of Dreams, Ohtani back to smashing h…
 
Ben brings on All-Star Pitcher from the Chicago White Sox, Lucas Giolito, to talk about; his crazy draft day story, working his way through the minor leagues, transforming his mechanics to become an All-Star on the mound and more! Also, Ben breaks down: his preview of the Field of Dreams, why the Phillies will win the NL East, the fading Boston Red…
 
After the wildest Trade Deadline in MLB history Ben brings on legendary MLB Insider, Ken Rosenthal for his thoughts on; nine All-Stars moving teams, potential trades that almost happened, the Dodgers going for it all and more! Also, Ben breaks down; the Cubs historic teardown, the Dodgers winning the Trade Deadline, Fan Voicemails, Shohei Ohtani's …
 
Tampa Bay Ray's OF, Brett Phillips, joins Ben to talk: The winning culture down in Tampa, Game 4 of the World Series heroics, hilarious stories of position players pitching and playing with #1 MLB prospect Wander Franco! Also, Ben goes 'Around the Bases' explaining why people should watch out for this young Detroit Tigers team, Ohtani's new benchma…
 
The quest to meet Shohei Ohtani is complete! In this special episode recorded live from MLB All-Star Week at Coors Field in Denver, Ben takes us through his journey to meet the first two-way All-Star in the history of the game. Plus, interviews with Tatis, Judge, Arenado, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoice…
 
Shane Greene joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to talk: Being a rookie on the Yankees during Derek Jeter’s final season, pitching 3 up, 3 down in the All-Star game and still being a Free Agent this year on Opening Day before signing with the Braves mid-season. Also, Ben reacts to Shohei Ohtani becoming the first player ever to be selected as an All-S…
 
Member of the No-hitter club, John Means, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: Reaction to the new foreign substance rule, advice received from CC Sabathia at the All-Star game, and his thoughts on the dropped 3rd strike rule after tossing the first non-perfect no-hitter in MLB history. Plus, Ben reacts to Hector Santiago becoming the 1st pl…
 
Michael Fulmer joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: What it’s like to be traded for a superstar at the deadline, the transition from being a starter to closer, using his shoes as pillows during his minor league days and much more. Plus, MLB’s crackdown on players doctoring baseballs, Ohtani having the “Best week in MLB history,” and breaking…
 
Ryan Yarbrough joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: starting a World Series game, making his MLB debut at Fenway Park and reminisce over their college days at Old Dominion University. Plus, Mets play-by-play announcer, Wayne Randazzo, stops by to explain what it’s like to witness Jacob deGrom’s historical start to an MLB season, Ben’s 6-tool…
 
World Series champion, Walker Buehler, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: What he’s learned from Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer, his UFC fandom and which teammates would transition best to MMA. Plus, Ben shows how the home run leader board proves that the next generation of baseball is in great hands, Team USA qualifying for the 2021 Tok…
 
No. 5 overall pick in 2015 and Astros Outfielder, Kyle Tucker, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: Playing in his first World Series in 2019, batting without wearing batting gloves, and bulking up during this past offseason. Plus, the San Francisco Giants being the real deal after taking a series at Dodger Stadium, Herb Lawrence joins the s…
 
Recent member of the No-Hitters club, Wade Miley, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: The entire day of his no-no from breakfast to the last out, why pitchers are so dominant in 2021 and the mental aspect of pitching. Plus, Ben talks Tony La Russa, unwritten rules and the latest update regarding Shohei Ohtani. Learn more about your ad choic…
 
4x World Series champion Bernie Williams joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: his favorite memory from each World Series he played in, being on Seinfeld with Derek Jeter and his new career as a guitarist. Plus, Pedro Moura stops by to discuss Albert Pujols signing with the Dodgers & Manny Machado’s controversial slide and Ben introduces a br…
 
World Series champion, Lance Lynn, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: Playing in the Little League World Series & World Series, how pitchers have evolved through his career and the hardest hitters he’s ever faced. Plus, Ben talks about the sudden Designation for assignment to Albert Pujols and if 4 no-hitters this quickly is good for the g…
 
MLB Player-Agent, Rachel Luba, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss: The struggles of becoming an MLB agent in a male dominated industry, Trevor Bauer’s contract with the Dodgers, details on the negotiation process for Yasiel Puig’s contract and what makes Luba Sports different than any other agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit po…
 
Rhys Hoskins joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss his favorite on the field moments, the story behind the viral J.T. Realmuto eye roll GIF, playing in Japan, the Dominican Republic and much more. Plus, Ben proclaims the Dodgers/Padres rivalry as the best in sports, his 6-tool player of the week and answers the question is Bryce Harper underra…
 
Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss new ownership under Steve Cohen, playing up the middle with Francisco Lindor and stories about some of his most memorable plays on the field. Plus, Verlander on the heated series between the Dodgers and Padres, Red Sox surging and Yankees struggles. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Former number one overall draft pick Royce Lewis joins Ben Verlander to talk about his relationship with Twins legend Torii Hunter, his recovery from ACL surgery, & his love of wine in this 1-on-1 discussion. Plus, Verlander takes you behind the scenes of his day at the Dodgers' home opener & World Series ring ceremony & rants about MLB replay afte…
 
Baltimore Orioles starting first baseman, Trey Mancini, joins Ben Verlander’s clubhouse to discuss his triumphant battle against colon cancer, the craziest thing an opposing fan has said to him and tells the story of his first career home run in his MLB debut. Plus, Ben Verlander gives his top storylines after Opening Weekend and answers the questi…
 
Ace pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, Tyler Glasnow, opens up to Ben Verlander to discuss his favorite moments from playing in the 2020 World Series, adding a new pitch to his arsenal, his relationship with Trevor Bauer and much more in this exclusive 1-on-1 discussion. Plus, Verlander gives you his top storylines to follow throughout the 2021 season…
 
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