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OBP: CPBL Offseason Special – Expansion Draft Live Show

Patrick Melbourne, Daniel Shih, Rob from CPBL Stats, Ryan Chen, Infield Fly Girl, and Evan Escher react to the Wei Chuan Dragons picking their players in the expansion draft. They also walk through the slightly complicated Free Agency system, and prepare for the new five team setup in 2021. Continue reading OBP: CPBL Offseason Special – Expansion Draft Live Show

Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

After a bunch of “Virtual GPs,” the real Formula One is almost ready to come back in Austria with two races at The Red Bull Ring. So, we thought it would be an interesting idea to do some power rankings for every driver ahead of the season. Here’s the standard disclaimer that these are all just my personal rankings, and they don’t really represent anything … Continue reading Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

Game Previews: The Biggest Series of the 2020 CPBL Season Thus Far Begins

Rakuten Monkeys @ CTBC Brothers Pitching: Lisalverto Bonilla (5-1, 3.09 ERA) @ Mitch Lively (4-0, 5.48 ERA) Last time the Monkeys faced Mitch Lively, it didn’t go well, but that was mostly due to poor pitching on their own end. Lively gave up four runs in his start, leaving in the sixth after allowing the first two hitters to reach. The Monkeys offense has yet … Continue reading Game Previews: The Biggest Series of the 2020 CPBL Season Thus Far Begins

Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

It wasn’t the most welcoming start to Ryan Carpenter’s CPBL career the first time around, but the second time was the charm for him in the Rakuten Monkeys’ 3–2 win over the CTBC Brothers. Rakuten Monkeys 3, CTBC Brothers 2 (10)W: Wang Yao-Lin (1–0)L: Wu Chun-Wei (0–1) Carpenter threw 92 pitches, allowing only five hits over his 6.2 scoreless innings of work. The Monkeys’ typically potent offense was calmer today, … Continue reading Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction

Welcome back! It’s felt like a long time since there was baseball, but it’s now around the corner — and there’s a lot to talk about. Join Patrick Melbourne, John Spotton, and Thomas Scott for the premiere episode of OBP: On Base Podcast: Season 4. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, and Pocket Casts! Just search “On Base Podcast.” Continue reading OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction

Blue Jays Roster Review: January 2020

December 6, 2005. That day, the Blue Jays signed A.J. Burnett. Until this offseason, that was the last time that the Blue Jays signed a major starting pitcher out of free agency. That’s mostly why the Toronto fanbase was both stunned and thrilled about the team signing Hyun-Jin Ryu. To put it bluntly, it’s a bit unbelievable that he’s a member of the Toronto Blue … Continue reading Blue Jays Roster Review: January 2020