Ballpark Dimensions

Baseball’s biggest news, trends, trades and highlights, all broken down from an analytical angle. Subscribe now to stay up-to-date on Majors' most important storylines using the same data as cutting-edge front offices. Enjoy two episodes per week, one with Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello, and another with Mandy Bell and Sarah Langs.

The 2021 World Series, tied at a game apiece
The 2021 World Series, tied at a game apiece
38 min
The 2021 World Series preview’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the 2021 World Series between the Astros and the Braves, position by position.
41 min
Braves, Astros are one win away from the World ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down what’s happened so far in the NLCS and ALCS before bantering about postseason pitching usage, umpires, and whether “the hot hand” is a real thing.
52 min
On to the Championship Series, with Michael A. ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the three Division Series that have ended and welcome on Kansas City outfielder Michael A. Taylor to preview the ALCS, talk about his postseason history with the Nationals and what it’s like to get ready for a winner-take-all postseason game.
49 min
One of these eight teams will win the World Series’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the biggest moments of the AL and NL Wild Card Games and look ahead to the four upcoming Division Series as the postseason gets started.
48 min
Sorting through the playoff chaos’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello preview the final weekend of the regular season, noting the possibility of multiple tiebreakers in the American League, before spending time on each of the 12 teams still alive in the races.
70 min
What Happened in San Diego? | Nick Davis on the...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello update the closest playoff races, investigate the disfunction happening in San Diego, note the wild numbers behind another successful Tampa Bay season, wonder if it’s time to worry about the White Sox and highlight Dietrich Enns and Anthony Gose, while also talking to filmmaker Nick Davis about his ESPN documentary on the 1986 Mets, “Once Upon a Time in Queens.”
65 min
The Dodger streak might finally be ending’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello come to terms with the fact that the eight-season run for the Dodgers atop the NL West might finally be ending, look at St. Louis’ run to the second Wild Card spot, ask why Freddie Freeman hasn’t yet signed with the Braves, look ahead to the ascendant Tigers, and highlight Frank Schwindel and Will Smith.
44 min
Finally, the Blue Jays are here’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the surging Blue Jays might do well in MVP/CY voting, gawk at Salvador Perez’s power burst, discuss how to value Corbin Burnes’ absolutely dominant season, look at how Max Scherzer has upped his game since coming to Los Angeles, highlight Nestor Cortes Jr. and Avisaíl García, and rant about HR distances and Wander Franco’s ROY chances.
46 min
The Rays are having their best-ever season’s Mike Petriello and Sarah Langs talk about the Rays being on a 102-win pace, talk about the latest incredible Juan Soto feat, wonder if Brandon Crawford should be in the NL MVP conversation, look at the hilarious week the Phillies just had, highlight Joe Ryan and Amed Rosario, and rant about everything happening to the Mets.
48 min
The Orioles broke the streak | Plus: Wander Fra...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the Orioles finally winning a game, how the Yankees have turned it around, how Wander Franco is breaking out, who will be the next to hit 500 homers, and the winners of the Cy Young polls.
48 min
The Playoff Urgency Rankings
The Playoff Urgency Rankings
45 min
Why are the Padres talking about Fernando Tatis...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Fernando Tatis Jr. potentially playing the outfield, how the fourth-place Blue Jays are for real, dive into the Phillies surprising run to first place, and talk about the death of batting practice.
45 min
The NL MVP race is suddenly wide-open’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the teams with the most disappointing Trade Deadlines, dive into the suddenly fascinating NL MVP race, discuss how the Reds still have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs and more.
43 min
It is now officially Trade Deadline watch | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dive into the trade deadline, coming up with places they’d love to see top trade targets go to, breaking down the Jesús Luzardo for Starling Marte trade, reacting to the entire Seattle situation around the Kendall Graveman deal with Houston
59 min
There’s a huge series coming this weekend | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the huge weekend series that is not Red Sox vs Yankees, update the ongoing interest in how Juan Soto said the Home Run Derby would fix his swing and then backed it up immediately, learn a whole lot about Luis Torrens, note a very weird fact involving the D-Backs and the Pirates, then welcome on’s Mark Feinsand to preview the upcoming July 30 Trade Deadline.
51 min
The second half of the season is here’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello recap the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game experience in Colorado, then look ahead to the second half of the season by investigating each of the six divisions, projecting who will be in the playoffs, identifying a notable player to watch from each division, and rant about playoff odds numbers and complaints about player appearances at the All-Star Game. 
63 min
Shohei Ohtani and the HR Derby | Plus: Xavier S...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss Shohei Ohtani’s latest otherworldly feats, wonder if the Brewers have already locked up the NL Central, look at how Edwin Diaz may have turned around the New York perception of the big trade with Seattle, and share the possible way to predict the Home Run Derby winner, before welcoming guest Xavier Scruggs to talk about having a locker next to Yadier Molina, his new podcast “The Bigs,” his new DEI job with the Cardinals, and his media work with ESPN, MLB Network Radio, and elsewhere.
53 min
Kyle Schwarber is the hottest hitter alive | Ex...’s Mike Petriello is joined by David Adler to talk about Kyle Schwarber’s red-hot June, the Nationals’ postseason chances, Kyle Tucker’s underrated contributions in Houston, Fernando Tatis Jr’s huge defensive improvement, an All-Star +1 idea to account for the year’s best stories, Steven Duggar, Tony Kemp, a bad AL MVP take and the lack of a third NC State/Vanderbilt game.
36 min
The All-Star leaders so far | Plus: Look at the...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the latest leaders in fan voting for the All-Star Game, talk about how weird the Angels/Giants extra innings game was, investigate what it means to have Wander Franco in the Majors, highlight how incredible Matt Olson’s season has been, share a very unexpected fact about how the Braves play defense, highlight the promotion of knuckleballer Mickey Jannis, shine a light on Brady Singer, and rant about how the All Star ballots actually work and whether baseball’s pace of play issue is worse than basketball’s.
53 min
The teams most likely to have pieces to trade a...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the D-Backs and the all-time record for consecutive road losses, look at the upcoming Trade Deadline and who this year’s sellers might be most likely to move to contenders, discuss Tyler Glasnow’s injury and the effects it will have on Tampa Bay’s playoff hopes, react to a real-time Rays trade, express surprise at which strategy is working the best in extra innings, share an incredibly shocking fact about the struggles of San Diego’s offense, highlight the achievements of Luke Williams and Taijuan Walker, and rant about the impact of Albert Pujols, bunting with Shohei Ohtani, and the truth about historical hit by pitch numbers.
57 min
The division leaders most likely to hang on | ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the Chris Archer trade could still look better (or worse), check how the division leaders shape up and who is most likely to hang on, dive into how interesting the Astros have been this season, talk about Yoán Moncada’s uncanny ability to post all-time BABIP, share how Jacob deGrom has changed his approach while still dominating, spotlight Cedric Mullins and Eric Haase, and rant about requiring context in spin rate investigations involving foreign substances and multiple instances of home runs being called back for missing bases
60 min
The Rays have baseball’s best record | Plus: Th...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Lou Gehrig Day and the fight against ALS, how the Rays have achieved the best record in baseball, how the Blake Snell trade looks in retrospect and whether Tampa Bay will trade Kevin Kiermaier. Then they try to figure out what’s wrong with Juan Soto – if anything is at all – check in with the soft-tossing Cubs rotation, review what a 60-game season ending now would look like, focus on Patrick Wisdom and Austin Adams, and rant about fielding percentage and Jacob deGrom’s stature in the game.
47 min
The Vladimir Guerrero Jr. breakout is here’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the six pro baseball games New York City will see on Thursday, marvel at the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. breakout, gawk at Yasmani Grandal’s all-time weird batting line, point out a reason for the rise in strikeouts this year, check in with the surging Dodgers and Padres, highlight J.P. Feyereisen and Pablo Lopez, and rant about instant replay and Houston fan reactions.
48 min
This season is no-hitter season | Plus: Ohtani’...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about Corey Kluber and Spencer Turnbull’s no-hitters, how many no-hitters are still enjoyable, whether the Low-A St. Lucie Mets have baseball’s best rotation, how the Shohei Ohtani experience has blossomed just as Mike Trout got injured, point out how Nolan Arenado is having the best year of his career in his first season away from Coors, wonder if Trevor Rogers is the best pick from the 2017 first round, focus on Jesse Winker and Pavin Smith, and attempt not to rant about the Tony La Russa / Yermin Mercedes saga.
47 min