World Series Preview, Astros-Nationals Media Interviews, Sandy Alderson Interview

Tuesday, October 22nd

Jon Heyman and Josh Lewin begin the first World Series episode of Big Time Baseball by talking about the the teams that missed out on the Fall Classic and what they can do to reach it next season (2:23) and the magic that propelled the Nats and Astros into the big series (6:24). Longtime baseball executive Sandy Alderson then joins the podcast for a one-on-one interview with Jon Heyman to discuss the Athletics' sabermetrics revolution and his time as the GM of the Mets (13:40). Then, each side of the World Series is represented by a member of the media in interviews with's Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart (33:28) and Washington Nationals broadcaster and radio personality Pete Medhurst (43:03). To wrap, Jon Heyman brings us updated information about managerial openings as well as the opt-out clauses of Stephen Strasburg and Jake Arrieta (50:37) .