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.

Gerrit Cole has 78 strikeouts and 3 walks | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about attending baseball games and the ridiculous heights that Gerrit Cole is achieving, discuss how the Mariners have turned the future into the present by calling up Logan Gilbert and Jarred Kelenic, look into the White Sox dominating against lefthanded pitching, point out how little support the Phillies have given to Bryce Harper, and shine a light on Travis Bergen and Patrick Mazeika.
48 min
John Means made history, somehow | Plus: Baseba...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk through John Means’ no-hitter and the controversial dropped third strike rule, look at which teams have had the worst fortune in extra innings games, look at Tony La Russa’s admission that he didn’t know the rule for the runner on second, point out why Byron Buxton is playing deeper, shed some light on Angel Stadium being the best lefty home run park in baseball, point out why Cincinnati is the best place to go long, shine a light on Cole Sulser and Adolis Garcia, and rant about Giancarlo Stanton’s perception and the state of the NL East.
53 min
The Rockies finally made the change | Plus: Mik...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss Anthony Rizzo striking out Freddie Freeman, the leadership change in Colorado, how the Giants are making it interesting in the NL West, whether it’s time to worry about Francisco Lindor and the Mets offense, gawk at how Mike Trout is somehow having the best month of his career, focus on Omar Narváez and Garrett Whitlock, and finish with thoughts on the validity of the 2020 Dodgers title, whether it matters if Madison Bumgarner gets a no-hitter or not, and recap Trevor Bauer’s comments about Fernando Tatis Jr.
43 min
What the A’s are doing, and Yankees are not | P...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the 11-game winning streak of the Oakland A’s, the terribly disappointing start of the Yankees, wonder if it’s too early to ponder Max Scherzer trade destinations, highlight the upcoming Dodgers/Padres series as baseball’s best rivalry, note the huge difference in Kenley Jansen’s performance when he has extra rest, point out Trevor Story’s bizarre start to the season, praise Joey Gallo’s RBI bunt, and focus on Evan Longoria and Trevor Rogers.
54 min
The Carlos Rodón no-hitter is the best story of...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the ramifications of Carlos Rodón's no-hitter, what it means for the White Sox, how it fit into a crazy night of baseball, what Ronald Acuña Jr.'s newfound plate discipline improvements mean for the rest of the National League, how Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s. best-in-baseball Sprint Speed improvement bodes well for the Blue Jays, dive into the turnaround of the Red Sox, highlight Philip Evans and Jazz Chisholm, and rant about scoring decisions and Atlantic League rule changes.
52 min
The 2021 playoffs odds are already changing | P...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss how much – and for which teams – the 2021 playoff odds are already changing in the season’s first week, discuss how the breakout Reds managed to get off to such a good start, dissect all of Tony LaRussa’s early season bullpen management moves, gawk at the idea of a Home Run Derby in Coors Field, push back against the idea of a shift ban being unfair to lefty batters, call out Mets Twitter for caring too much about lineup decisions, and welcome on David Adler to highlight some early season Statcast standouts like Akil Baddoo, Byron Buxton, and Michael Kopech.
53 min
The 2021 MLB Season Preview: 60 Facts for 30 Teams’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello give their final preview of the 2021 MLB season by both picking an interesting fact, metric, or number for each of the 30 teams.
63 min
The 2021 National League Preview, with Sarah Langs’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by Sarah Langs to go make their over/under guesses on each team’s projected win totals, before each selecting their predictions for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, most surprising and disappointing teams, and playoff predictions.
61 min
The 2021 American League Preview, with Anthony ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by Anthony Castrovince to go make their over/under guesses on each team’s projected win totals, before each selecting their predictions for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, most surprising and disappointing teams, and playoff predictions.
57 min
The Minor Leagues have some experiments to watc...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello discuss the new experimental rules to be implemented in the Minor Leagues in 2021, wonder what the trade market for Trevor Story might end up being, overreact to some Spring Training numbers, try to figure out if Joc Pederson can do something that’s virtually never been done before, and bring on NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh to discuss MLB’s announcement that June 2 will be Lou Gehrig day every year, where fans can go to help, his family’s involvement in MLB’s announcement, and the intersection of baseball and basketball analytics.
61 min
A 2021 30-team World Series winner draft, with ...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello are joined by national writer Will Leitch to conduct a 2021 draft of World Series teams, from 30-1, explaining what they do and don’t like about each club, including their potential paths to the title.
61 min
These are the Top 25 Players Under 25, with Jes...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello bring on national reporter Jesse Sanchez to discuss the Top 25 players under 25 years old, ask Jesse what it was like to see Fernando Tatis Jr. as a little-known teenager, ask him to pick between Tatis, Juan Soto, and Ronald Acuña Jr., and hear about the positive first-hand interactions he’s had with Seattle prospect Julio Rodríguez. Matt and Mike also touch on the current discourse around analytics – good and bad – in the game, discuss how Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker may have benefited from advancements in college baseball, react to informative quotes from Joey Votto and Blake Snell, wish for good health for Cody Bellinger and Byron Buxton, before offering advice to the Mets and their potential black uniforms. 
59 min
Fernando Tatis Jr. gets all the years and all t...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello react to the stunning 14-year, $340 million contract handed out by San Diego to Fernando Tatis Jr.; talk about the implications of the Blue Jays starting their season at their Spring Training home in Dunedin, Fla.; look at how the A’s built a suddenly interesting bullpen; try to figure out which mystery team’s exec says his club is underrated; jam out to Yoan Moncada's new hit single while talking about his recovery and the chances of the 2021 White Sox; and revisit, again, whether Shohei Ohtani should continue trying to be a two-way player.
45 min
What to make of the Benintendi trade | Plus: Ra...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the somewhat difficult to comprehend three-way trade that sends Andrew Benintendi to Kansas City and Statcast hero Franchy Cordero to Boston; dig into the signings of Trevor Bauer (Dodgers) and Marcell Ozuna (Braves); explain what really goes into the unpopular 2021 projections of the Braves to not win the East; talk about the overall competitiveness of the six divisions; implore someone to sign Justin Turner and Jedd Gyorko already; and welcome in special guest Rajai Davis to talk about the highlights of his career and his new role working in operations for Major League Baseball.
56 min
The Rockies actually traded Nolan Arenado | Plu...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about the stunning trade of Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, talk about Nelson Cruz returning to the Twins and what that means for the White Sox, discuss which teams are helped and hurt by the likely return to the smaller postseason field, bid farewell to Dustin Pedroia, and welcome on Shakeia Taylor to talk about her award-nominated research piece on Effa Manley and how Ken Griffey Jr’s return to Major League Baseball reminds us of his stature as unofficial ‘coolest player alive,’ and which current player might succeed him.
59 min
The 19 moves of the last week | Plus: The Hall...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello run down the 19 trades + free agent signings that have happened in the last week, wonder where Trevor Bauer, Didi Gregorius, Marcell Ozuna and other remaining free agents land, talk about how the Hall of Fame inducted no new enshrinees this year, bid a fond farewell to Masahiro Tanaka and rant about prospect rankings and the HOF voting process.
49 min
George Springer doesn’t make the Jays favorites...’s Matt Meyers and Mike Petriello talk about how the Blue Jays signing George Springer affects their chances in the AL East, wonder if Michael Brantley returning to the Astros makes them the favorites in the AL West, discuss how DJ LeMahieu returning to the Yankees helps to raise their floor, and preview the upcoming Hall of Fame announcement, before welcoming in Padres beat reporter AJ Cassavell to discuss San Diego’s latest move for Joe Musgrove and how it affects their future.
46 min
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