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 White Sox are going for it | Plus: The Mets...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how Liam Hendriks joining the White Sox changes the complexion of the AL Central, how Carlos Carrasco is more than just a toss-in to the Francisco Lindor deal, how Mets fans did ‘radio somersaults’ upon hearing the news, the Nationals did well to sign Kyle Schwarber, try to explain the confounding Andrew Benintendi rumors, highlight Trevor Rosenthal and Adam Duvall as interesting free agents and close by pointing out that Harrison Bader is valuable and implore the NL Central teams to get moving.
50 min
The NL West race is going to be something else ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how San Diego’s moves have made the NL West the home of baseball’s two best teams, discuss the best seasons by a Korean hitter in baseball history, wonder if the Braves are underrated, talk about the Cubs’ shockingly soft-tossing rotation, introduce a new Statcast tool on Baseball Savant, and discuss a possible Rockies uniform change. *This podcast was recorded prior to the Mets/Indians trade for Francisco Lindor.
41 min
Looking ahead to a better 2021 | Wishes and pre...’s Matt Meyers, Mike Petriello, and guest Sarah Langs recap Howie Kendrick’s retirement, the Phillies hiring Sam Fuld as GM, the status of the Hall of Fame balloting, and what the Angels should do with Jo Adell before each offering three wishes and three predictions for 2021.
51 min
The rightful place of the Negro Leagues, with h...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the importance of the Negro Leagues being given equal standing as a major league, then bring on Negro Leagues historian Larry Lester to explain how baseball got to this moment, his role in pushing it forward, and explain how one of baseball’s all-time leading home run hitters could see his career total change. After, Mike and Matt discuss the Nolan Arenado / Trevor Story situation with the Rockies, what the Mets should do next, and a few possible changes to make the game more entertaining.
54 min
It’s virtually the winter meetings | Plus: The ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk the ups and downs of the White Sox adding Lance Lynn and Adam Eaton, wonder what kind of player James McCann really is, banter about where George Springer might end up, note some interesting data on Tomoyuki Sugano, check in on the All-MLB Team and the Rule 5 draft, point out that 22-year-old Juan Soto is basically Ted Williams, then close with notes on Chris Flexen, Brad Miller, and a rant or two.
53 min
The tender non-tender deadline | Plus: AL West ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the effects of the non-tender deadline, José Iglesias getting traded to the Angels, the troubling trends of Hall of Fame voters, Texas making Isiah Kiner-Falefa their starting shortstop, and what makes Ryan Tepera interesting aside from a mistaken MVP vote, also  being joined by’s Do-Hyoung Park to talk about Matt Wisler, Eddie Rosario, and what Mets fans will like so much about Trevor May.
64 min
What Kim Ng has to work with in Miami | Plus: t...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about what Kim Ng has to work with in Miami, what the Cubs might do without Theo Epstein, what the newest Hall of Fame ballot looks like, why the Braves paid Drew Smyly $11 million, before being joined by’s Mandy Bell to talk about Cleveland and the rumors around Francisco Lindor.
56 min
The 2020-21 Free Agent Predictions Show’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the Angels hiring Perry Minasian as general manager, then go through the Top 20 Free Agents of this winter’s class and give predictions about where each one ends up.
47 min
The Mets have a new owner| Former Mets AGM Adam...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello touch on the strengths and weakness of the free agency market, discuss qualifying offer decisions, and then welcome in former Mets assistant general manager Adam Fisher to talk about working for Sandy Alderson and explain how front offices approach the winter.
38 min
What Really Happened in Game 6 of the World Series’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dig deeply into how the Dodgers won Game 6 of the World Series, explaining why Kevin Cash lifted Blake Snell, and why that wasn’t the biggest mistake the Rays made. Plus: Are the Dodgers to be considered a dynasty?
36 min
World Series Reset | Glasnow’s hard-hit, Bellin...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello recap Games 3-5 of the World Series, focusing on the total insanity of Game 4, Cody Bellinger’s quietly great play in Game 5, where Tyler Glasnow’s 85% hard-hit rate in Game 5 ranks, whether Dave Roberts is making the right pitching moves, how historically good Randy Arozarena is playing, whether the four-man outfield is a good idea or not, question Manuel Margot’s steal of home, and explain why you need to know about Buzz Arlett.
40 min
Taking stock of the first two games of the 2020...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello take advantage of a day off in the World Series to review what they liked from the first two games and look ahead to the remainder of the series.
39 min
A Dodgers/Rays World Series Draft with Will Leitch’s Will Leitch joins hosts Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello to recap the ALCS & NLCS, then Mike and Will draft rosters from the Rays and Dodgers to create their own World Series super teams.
50 min
The historic heat of Rays/Yankees Game 5 | Plus...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello do a late-night insta-reaction to the wild Game 5 of the Rays/Yankees series, pointing out where the 97.2 MPH average fastball velocity ranks among all games all time, before moving on to a preview of the Rays/Astros ALCS and Dodgers/Braves NLCS.  
44 min
Eight teams left: The Division Series preview s...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look back on the exciting Wild Card round and look ahead to each of the four series in the best-of-five Division Series, noting what makes each series interesting – including some exclusive ballpark data – and making predictions for each.
41 min
The 2020 Postseason Preview Spectacular | 5 min...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello dive into the 16 teams in the Wild Card round, offering reactions, thoughts and predictions on each of the 8 best-of-3 Wild Card round series.
52 min
What is going on with the NL MVP? | Plus: What ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at the surprising state of the NL MVP race, wonder who the Dodgers might like to most – or least – play in the first round, investigate Byron Buxton’s bizarre batting line, note that there’s no such thing as an upset in a three-game series, and spend quality time on Garrett Crochet and Alejandro Kirk.
48 min
The new postseason schedule is going to matter ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at the effects of the new playoff schedule, highlight the incredible defense of Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and wonder who might win the AL MVP and how good the White Sox really are, before welcoming in filmmaker Randy Wilkins to talk about the production of his recent Jackie Robinson short film and his opinion on the current state of the Yankees.
58 min
The standings are normal, unless they aren’t| P...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello look at how surprisingly normal the standings seem, point out the quietly important improvement Fernando Tatís Jr. has made, highlight the A’s excellent bullpen, wonder what it would mean if Jacob deGrom won a third straight Cy Young award, call out Pedro Severino and Austin Slater, and end with some hot thoughts about “Donnie Barrels” and the Mookie Betts trade.
58 min
The aftermath of the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline | ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello review the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline, focusing on trades for Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, the active Blue Jays, the quiet Dodgers and Braves, before welcoming in Sarah Langs to put into context just how many trades the Padres made.
37 min
The surprising teams that are spicing up the pl...’s Matt Meyers and Will Leitch (filling in this week for Mike Petriello) discuss the upstart White Sox, Blue Jays, Orioles, and Marlins, explain why the race for the final American League playoff spot is especially compelling, break down the 2020 “All-Star Team,” and look ahead to this year’s Trade Deadline.
52 min
Why offense is up, and home field is down | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk through the changing levels of offense within the 2020 season, how home field advantage is at an all time low, who baseball’s best reliever is, identify some pitchers who could get traded next week, introduce you to Ryan Borucki and Jake Cronenworth, and ask the Athletic’s Emily Waldon everything there is to know about Detroit’s exciting new call-ups.  
68 min
Can Charlie Blackmon hit .400? | Plus: the sup...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello try to game out whether Charlie Blackmon can hit .400 over a shortened season, explain why the Padres are must-watch and how Randy Dobnak has history’s lowest ERA, talk to’s Keegan Matheson about the travels of the Blue Jays, and rant about scoring decisions and Bryce Harper’s reputation.
68 min
What Mike Soroka's injury means | Plus: red-hot...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello react to the breaking news about Mike Soroka’s injury, discuss Aaron Judge’s scorching start, wonder if Shohei Ohtani’s future is as a hitter, welcome Will Leitch to talk about the Orioles and a few surprise players, explain the speedskating baseball player you need to know, and rant about wins for deGrom and the Angels’ playoff odds.
58 min
Welcome Back, Baseball - Episode 2’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello break down the start of the 2020 season, looking into hot starts from Corey Seager and Giancarlo Stanton, reacting to the new rules about the DH and extra innings, and wondering if the balance of power in the AL West just changed. Then, they're joined by's Sarah Langs, who offers her thoughts on the most interesting things about the Padres, Rays, Luis Robert, Mike Trout, and Javier Báez, before Matt and Mike introduce you to two interesting Seattle Mariners and offer parting shots about the White Sox and Rockies.
53 min