The Book of Joe with Joe Maddon & Tom Verducci

The Book of Joe with Joe Maddon & Tom Verducci

Borrowing the podcast title from their forthcoming book, three-time Manager of the Year Joe Maddon and three-time Sportswriter of the Year Tom Verducci provide exclusive insight, commentary and discussion on the MLB postseason, from the stars to the strategy. As manager of the 2016 Cubs team that broke a 108-year championship drought, Maddon knows what it takes to navigate October pressure. Part Phil Jackson, part Yogi Berra, Maddon brings unique and entertaining takes on not just on dugout strategy but also life lessons and leadership - not to mention classic cars and rock and roll. A five-time Emmy winner with Fox and MLB Network, Verducci has behind-the-scenes access to the players and managers throughout the postseason. “The Book of Joe” is your home to learn - and laugh - about the real stories behind how postseason games are won and lost. To purchase a copy or for more information on "The Book of Joe," please click below... https://www.amazon.com/Book-Joe-Trying-Suck-Baseball/dp/1538751798/ref=asc_df_1538751798/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=564627793350&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8568231967918177387&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031189&hvtargid=pla-1844067081352&psc=1

Episodes

April 9, 2024 57 mins

In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci look at the rate that pitchers are already getting injured.  Has baseball failed a generation of pitchers?  Baseball biomechanics expert Glenn Fleisig returns to look at how players on the mound are being handled.   Joe explains why he always felt responsible when one of his pitchers was injured.  Tom wants to know how fewer fastballs being thrown affects the...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci address the scandal surrounding Shohei Ohtani.  Joe believes what Ohtani is saying, but thinks there are still questions to be asked.  Where does MLB go from here with the situation?  How does baseball keep distance between gambling and the game?  Onto the season being underway, Tom looks at how the new managers are doing out of the gate.  Is it too early for...

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March 20, 2024 53 mins

In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci begin with Blake Snell signing with the Giants.  Tom has been impressed by San Fran's offseason acquisitions.  Tom comments on Sports Illustrating continuing to publish and his exclusive interview with Shohei Ohtani.  Will there be a lofty goal for Ohtani at the plate this season?  Plus, has starting pitching gone the way of Rock n Roll? 

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci explain why this is the most dangerous time of the year.  After seeing the Yankees dealing with elbow issues with Gerrit Cole, Tom thinks we're due for a yearly discussion on pitching health.  Teams need to be concerned how much wear is on an arm when they reach the Major Leagues.  Joe reveals the pitching regimen he'd like to see followed by young players.  ...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci welcome top prospect Travis Bazzana.  The Oregon State second baseman talks about growing up in Australia and what has led him to this point in baseball! Joe has worked with Australian coaches and compares baseball to playing cricket.  Tom talks comps and the major league players that Travis would compare himself to.  Travis' goal this year was to be the best...

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In this episode of 'The Book of Joe Podcast', Joe Maddon and Tom Verducci discuss the Chiefs Super Bowl win and Kyle Shanahan's overtime decisions.  Onto MLB,  Spring Training is around the corner and Joe talks about the importance of setting the tone as a manager, emphasizing the need to establish a culture and philosophy from day one. We look at Shohei Ohtani's transition to full-time hitting and Mike Trout's loyalty to the Angel...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the Orioles trading for pitcher Corbin Burnes.  How will the deal affect both the Orioles and Brewers?  Onto the Super Bowl, how much analytics is used in the NFL?  Tom wants to show how huge calls are being made by miniscule percentage points.  What does Joe think about the future of Evan Longoria? Plus, we wrap up with our Super Bowl picks!

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the 49ers advancing to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.   Joe explains why some players are just winners and we're seeing that with Brock Purdy.  Did Dan Campbell make the right choices in the NFC Championship game?  Onto MLB, Tom explains why he likes the Tiger's deal with Colt Keith and how their lineup could be a winner. We wrap up with thoughts on Cody Belli...

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January 25, 2024 58 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the story of amateur golfer Nick Dunlap, who won a PGA Tour event at the age of 20.  Joe compares Dunlap's story to the young players coming into baseball and being expected to perform.  Onto the Hall of Fame and the Class of Beltre, Mauer, and Helton.  Tom talks about his process of voting and how he evaluates a player for the HOF.  We find out what Joe and...

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January 17, 2024 55 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with football taking center stage in the sports world.  Watching football is very popular, but Tom talks about the intimate connection that fans have with baseball and its players.  We explore why teams could be losing the home field advantage in baseball. Joe reveals how and why teams had small adjustments to their field to personalize it for their players.  Bac...

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January 10, 2024 53 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with another Dodgers big money signing.  What will Teoscar Hernandez bring to the roster?  Tom looks at offseason moves with coaches that's blending experience with analytics.  Joe points out coaching that can help or hinder winning.  We explore what bench coaches add and how that experiences can help build a great manager. 

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January 5, 2024 55 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon kicks off 2024 with some resolutions for Major League Baseball.  How can the rest of the league try to keep up with the Dodgers? Tom looks at the Dodgers pitching and how Yamamoto will be used in the rotation.  Joe chimes in with how the roster will be built in Los Angeles with all this talent including Ohtani.  Plus, what did Tom see in the Braves trading for Chris Sal...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon welcome author Adam Lazarus to the show. Adam wrote the book 'The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams'.  What was the connection between these two American Icons?  Adam helps us explore a friendship timeline going from the battlefield to the ballpark.  We find out how Glenn and Williams went their own ways after the...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon reacts to Shohei Ohtani signing with the Dodgers.  Tom looks at how Ohtani's deal is structured and how it allows the Dodgers flexibility to sign other talent.  Joe believes Ohtani's agenda is only to do the right thing.  We discuss the false narrative around the Angels trading Mike Trout.  Plus, why did a deal with the Blue Jays not work out and where does the franchis...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon are ready for the 2023 Winter Meetings in Nashville.  Shohei Ohtani is talking to the Blue Jays and Joe thinks the international feel to Toronto and a great ballpark could make this a good fit.  Joe explains what he thinks will be important to Ohtani for his next team.  Tom looks back at the career of newly named Hall of Famer Jim Leyland, with both sharing their favori...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon welcomes newly named Milwaukee Brewers manager Pat Murphy.  Pat talks about getting the job and how he made his way to the majors.  After being a player/manager in the minors, Pat explains how he started out being very tough on players but then truly learned how to manage a team.  Tom and Joe ask about this Brewers team and the direction they're headed for next season. ...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon welcomes World Series Champ Evan Carter to the podcast!  Evan talks about joining the Rangers in late August and making a trip to the World Series at 21 years old.  Tom looks back to how Evan got into baseball and his path to the big leagues.  Evan missed out on his Senior season due to COVID and explains how he chose between college and the MLB Draft.  Find out what's ...

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon welcomes World Series Champ Josh Sborz to the podcast!  Josh takes us inside how he closed out the Series in historic fashion then celebrated the experience.  We get an amazing insight between a player and former manager about how Josh worked on his pitches through the season.  Josh looks back at his time with the Dodgers and how his path as a reliever led him to the Ra...

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November 7, 2023 56 mins

The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with offseason moves beginning to happen.  The Cubs hire Craig Counsell and Joe weighs in on the move.  Dusty Baker revealed the obstacles that made him leave baseball.  How do those obstacles affect every manager in MLB?  Plus, what does the hiring of Carlos Mendoza mean for the Mets? Start your MLB offseason right here!

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The Book of Joe Podcast with hosts Tom Verducci and Joe Maddon begins with the Texas Rangers winning The World Series.  Looking at the five game series, what made this series different than any other?  Joe talks about the conversations a manager has with his players during the World Series.  How did chemistry and the makeup of these teams play into who won?  Tom points out how Bruce Bochy was the first of many moves that put the Ra...

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