Hosted by The Sports Hub's Matt McCarthy, Hardcore Baseball is an in-depth, informative look into the Red Sox and the wider sport of baseball.
Season 3 of Hardcore Baseball kicks off as the Red Sox report to Fort Myers following a disastrous offseason. Jason Mastrodonato joins Matt McCarthy from Sox camp to discuss the circus that was the Mookie Betts trade, Ron Roenicke's elevation to interim manager, and the questions facing the 2020 team (6:45).
Matt McCarthy reacts to the breaking news of the Mookie Betts and David Price trade. Should John Henry still own the Red Sox if he's solely going to make decisions based on saving money?
Tony Massarotti joins Matt McCarthy to talk everything Hall of Fame after the 2020 class was announced (8:40). Is Cooperstown getting watered down by the number of fringe candidates elected in recent years? Should Derek Jeter have been unanimous? Will Bonds and Clemens get in?
Alex Cora is gone as the Red Sox await MLB's sanctions amid the sign-stealing scandal. Tim McKone joins Matt McCarthy to talk about what this means for the Red Sox, how they should react, and whether baseball got it right by slamming the Astros with unprecedented punishments.
Jimmy Stewart joins Matt McCarthy to talk about the Red Sox sign-stealing scandal and what should happen to Alex Cora and the organization. Plus: why haven't the Red Sox done anything of substance this offseason? Arbitration numbers are in, how on God's green earth is Jackie Bradley Jr. an $11 million player?
After one of the busiest Winter Meetings in recent memory, Matt McCarthy and Sean Sylver react to all the offseason happenings to date, including the Yankees signing of Gerrit Cole, the Astros scandal, and why the Red Sox haven't done anything yet.
The Red Sox are entering their most important offseason in recent memory. Jimmy Stewart joins the show to talk payroll, trades, and the time John Henry cursed him out (5:35). Plus: will the Yankees make a big move this winter?
The Houston Astros had the World Series in their grasp before the decision to pull Zack Greinke changed everything. Matt McCarthy examines how an over-reliance on numbers cost the Astros. Jason Mastrodonato from the Boston Herald joins the show to recap the World Series and discuss the Chaim Bloom hiring (9:15).
Tony Massarotti joins Matt McCarthy to talk everything World Series (9:20). Which pitching staff has the edge? How many pitchers in this series will end up in Cooperstown? Plus a recap of the epic Yankees-Astros ALCS and an update on the Red Sox GM search (spoiler alert: there is no update, nobody wants the job).
Matt McCarthy recaps the LDS and previews the LCS. Clayton Kershaw fails again, Dave Roberts gets exposed again, and the Minnesota Twins were a disaster...again. Nick Karski from ESPN Ithaca drops by to talk Yankees-Astros (15:30). Chris Rongey of 101 ESPN Radio in St. Louis shares his thoughts on Cardinals-Nationals (31:30).
Hardcore Baseball October Edition returns with the 2019 LDS episode. The Brewers ripped Mike Felger's heart out in the NL Wild Card game and he joins Matt McCarthy to talk about it (3:30). Plus: a recap of the AL Wild Card game and previews of the Yankees-Twins series with Nick Karski of ESPN Ithaca (15:10),…
Mike Felger joins Matt McCarthy on this week's episode to talk about his Milwaukee Brewers and to defend his take on the 1967 Red Sox (7:50). Plus final thoughts on the 2019 Red Sox, the collapse of the Cubs, and the American League Wild Card race.
In this week's episode of Hardcore Baseball, Tony Massarotti joins Matt McCarthy to talk about the future of the Red Sox. Will 2020 be a bridge year? Ian Cundall from SoxProspects.com stops by to talk about the state of the Red Sox farm system. The Brewers are red hot, Mike Trout is done for the…
The Red Sox fired Dave Dombrowski in the middle of the night. Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald joins Matt McCarthy to discuss whether or not the Red Sox made the right decision and what the future holds. Could Ben Cherington be a candidate to replace Dombrowski? And was the timing of John Henry's decision…
The Red Sox have 21 pitchers. Marshall Hook joins Matt McCarthy to discuss the absurdity that is September baseball. Sean Sylver returns to the program to discuss the juiced baseball and the comparisons to the 1987 home run spike.
In this week's episode: Tim McKone joins Matt McCarthy to discuss whether the Red Sox have a comeback in them. Mike Monaco from the Pawtucket Red Sox has a farm update.
Chris Sale is done for 2019. Is Tommy John still a possibility? Dr. Chris Geary, Chief of Sports Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, joins Matt McCarthy to talk PRP shots, elbows, and what could be in store for the Red Sox ace in the coming weeks (9:15). Plus, Twitter questions from listeners.
In this week's episode of Hardcore Baseball: Matt McCarthy touches on the Mookie Betts trade rumors. Should the Red Sox move the reigning AL MVP this offseason? Steve Perrault from the Section 10 podcast drops by to talk everything Sox (9:00). Cleveland talk host Mark "Munch" Bishop stops by to talk Indians. What got the…
The Red Sox have all but fallen out of the playoff race. Matt McCarthy hits on what led them to this point and what the future holds. Mike Antonellis from the Portland Sea Dogs checks in with an update from down on the farm. The Mets of all teams are the hottest team in baseball…
Matt McCarthy hits on the Red Sox failure to bolster their bullpen and whether the decision to eliminate the waiver deadline helped or hurt the July 31 deadline. Sean Pendergast from Sportsradio 610 in Houston talks Zack Greinke (8:15). Nick Karski from ESPN Ithaca on the Yankees standing pat (21:10). What were the Reds doing…
Jason Mastrodonato joins Matt McCarthy to talk Red Sox ahead of the trading deadline. Should they buy or sell? And if the Sox buy, what type of chips do they have down on the farm? Will Noah Syndergaard be traded and will the surging Giants alter the market for teams around the league?
In this week's episode of Hardcore Baseball, Tony Massarotti, Dan Shaughnessy, and Marshall Hook discuss the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Matt McCarthy hits on the Red Sox pitching woes, including Chris Sale's struggles and the trade for Andrew Cashner.
Sean Sylver joins Matt McCarthy to talk about 20th anniversary of the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park.
In this week's episode of Hardcore Baseball: the Red Sox plan to move Nathan Eovaldi to the bullpen, is that the right move? Jimmy Stewart talks everything Red Sox (7:00). Cubs fan and 98.5 The Sports Hub Program Director Mike Thomas talks about the Craig Kimbrel signing and the state of the Cubbies (28:15).
In this week's episode of Hardcore Baseball: Christian Arcand drops by to talk everything Red Sox (2:50). Should they buy or sell at the deadline? Are the Rays serious about playing games in both Tampa and Montreal? And Ian Cundall of SoxProspects.com has the latest on the Red Sox farm system (29:15)