After saying hello to Michael Moyer and goodbye to Jalen Pinkney, Chris Lee and Mitch Light talk baseball. Topics include Vanderbilt's underrated starting pitching, its inconsistent (but talented) bullpen, Austin Martin's terrific season, the anticipated return of J.J. Bleday, how Vanderbilt's year-to-year consistency ranks compared to some other national powers, and a massive range of outcomes as to what could happen going forward.
Syracuse's Matthew Moyer announced his transfer into the Vanderbilt basketball program on Thursday. Chris Lee and Seabass talk about that, the odd things about the 2018 baseball team, the range of win-loss outcomes for the 2018 football season, and take mailbag questions.
VU women's bowling coach John Williamson, who won his second national title last weekend, talks about his VU career. The podcast includes some humorous stories about how Williamson got his start at Vanderbilt (including a chapter working for baseball coach Tim Corbin) and how he assembled his first team, how recruiting and scholarships work, some inside-bowling talk about lane patterns, and some tidbits about members of the team and his thoughts on its chances heading into title competition.
Chris Lee and New York Dore discuss elements of Vanderbilt baseball strategy and some lineup possibilities going forward. The two also discuss Tyler Beede making it to the Majors with the Giants.
It was another crazy week of baseball, as Vanderbilt got out-scored for the weekend, but took two of three from No. 5 Ole Miss. Chris Lee and Chip Fridrich discuss strategy (and particularly, in seven-inning games), Austin Martin's hidden ball trick, Ethan Paul's improbable home run, bullpen failures, hard contact, and even some Frank Thomas trivia.
Chris Lee and Seabass start by discussing a certain NHL player they despise, and some 1980s baseball, before getting into the Commodores. Talk turns to what happens if Romeo Langford doesn't choose Vandy, then, to the upcoming football season, including predictions on the team's statistical leaders, and ranking opponents in order of most to least likely in probability that the 'Dores can win.
SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers shares his thoughts on Vanderbilt football, and why he thinks VU could have a solid 2018. Rodgers shares why he calls Ke'Shawn Vaughn "a stud," discusses his concerns about the wide receiving corps, names a couple of sleepers on defense, discusses the impact of new defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, talks NFL futures of Kyle Shurmur and Bruno Reagan, and finally, shares why he thinks VU's administrative commitment to football is lacking.
Chris Lee and former VU pitcher Chip Fridrich discuss recent lineup changes, and discuss what we could see going forward. Chip also discusses Mason Hickman's Saturday outing, and other things he liked from the Commodores' series win over Georgia.
Chris Lee and New York Dore talk about Vandy baseball following VU's series win over Georgia. Topics include great outings by Drake Fellows, Chandler Day and Mason Hickman, lineup changes that worked, and more.
Rivals hoops recruiting analyst Eric Bossi joins us for an interesting 20 minutes of Vandy hoops recruiting discussion. Topics include where five-star hoops target Romeo Langford could end up (and why), his thoughts on VU commits Darius Garland and Simi Shittu (and how long they stay in school), and why coach Bryce Drew is having huge recruiting success.
Chris Lee and New York Dore discuss VU's rough patch of baseball, which has been marked by low levels of offensive production. Is it time to try new lineup combinations, and what would those be? The two look at that, as well as how VU isn't helping itself with its lack of pitch-framing abilities, and much more.
Vanderbilt was swept at Florida, and is now in the midst of an uncharacteristic four-game losing streak. What's gone wrong, and can it get better? Chris and Mitch discuss.
Chris Lee and Seabass go through some "what-if" scenarios on how VU could fill out its basketball roster for 2018-19. Then, based on those, the two make a guess at a depth chart, and how many minutes each player on the roster plays per game. The two also talk about Chris's experience in Atlanta at the McDonald's All-Star Game.
New York Dore and Chris Lee talk about Vandy's mid-week and hitting struggles, which VU has overcome to have a nice season in spite of them, including last weekend's series win over LSU.
Mitch Light of Athlon's joins the podcast to talk about things he liked from spring football as well as his concerns. The two also talk about VU's mixed bag of baseball results from this week, which included taking a series from LSU, but also getting a bad mid-week loss to Belmont, and why they're bullish on the team going forward.
New York Dore gives his synopsis of what's going wrong in mid-week, and the contact issues with Jayson Gonzalez and Julian Infante. Also, where would the freshmen go if the MLB Draft were held today and they could be in it? He answers that, and tells you which VU freshman actually is draft-eligible after this year. It's an information-packed, all-baseball episode as VU prepares to face LSU.
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about football's spring practice and make some bold predictions on each side of the ball for next year. The two also talk about the NFL Draft and NFL free agency as it pertains to Vanderbilt, and get into what's gone wrong in midweek games for baseball.
Vanderbilt associate AD for sales, marketing and revenue generation Martin Salmone joins the podcast to tell fans what VU has planned in and around the spring game. Plus, Martin discusses a few things VU will be doing to market football and basketball in the near future.
Joe Fisher, the Voice of the Commodores, joins us to discuss Vanderbilt's 3-0 sweep at Mississippi State. How will the lineup and rotation settle in from here? Joe gives thoughts on that as well. Plus, Joe shares some of his favorite broadcast memories, including what it was like to call the 2014 game against Virginia where the 'Dores won the national title in baseball. That, and a whole lot more, in a 55-minute podcast.
With almost two weeks of spring practice in the books, Chris Lee and Seabass discuss what's to like, what's not to like, what could sink the season, and what could boost it to unexpected success. The two also take a preliminary guess at the team's record, and also talk about disappointing recruits in VU hoops and football history who didn't pan out.
Chris Lee and New York Dore field listener questions about baseball, including how left field, DH and No. 3 weekend starter settle out.
Prominent Sports Illustrated writer Lee Jenkins, a Vanderbilt alum, joins the podcast to talk Vanderbilt sports. Topics include the future for VU basketball (and the NBA future for a few former VU players), how baseball has successfully branded itself nationally, his memories of covering VU for the Vanderbilt Hustler as a student, what he'd change about how Vanderbilt athletics is run, and much, much more in a 1:25 podcast.
Chris Lee and Mitch Light talk about Vanderbilt's baseball wins over UCLA and TCU. Topics include Vanderbilt's deep group of hitters, its bullpen improvement and who'll the the third pitching starter for Mississippi State, VU's Southeastern Conference opener next weekend. Chris and Mitch also discuss if/where VU will be ranked in preseason if it gets Romeo Langford and/or E.J. Montgomery, and talk a bit about the NCAA Tournament field.
New York Dore fields listener questions. Topics include who deserves to be in the weekend pitching rotation, whether the bullpen (and its ability to throw strikes) is a concern, whether the Commodores have underachieved the last two seasons, and more.
Vanderbilt hasn’t had a great two-to-four-year run in men’s sports, but things in basketball and baseball are about to get significantly better. Chris Lee and Seabass discuss that in the last half of the podcast. Plus, Seabass asks Chris Lee about the highs and lows of covering Vanderbilt sports for 15 years, and what that’s been like. Plus, Tymon Mitchell talk, hoops recruiting is on the verge of decisions for two five-star hoops recruits, a better future for Vandy’s defensive line, and more.