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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 141: It’s one minor leaguer, Michael. What could it cost?

This week, we discuss the feast-or-famine Mets, the league voluntarily recognizing the minor leaguers joining the MLBPA, and our takes on MLB’s new rule changes.

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the Mets and how they can’t seem to take advantage of their easy September schedule. We talk about Starling Marte’s absence and what the Mets are going to do about the DH black hole for the postseason.

Next, we talk about the league voluntarily recognizing the minor leaguers joining the MLBPA—a surprising, but very welcome development. We also discuss the latest rule changes that will be implemented next season: bigger bases, a pitch clock, and banning defensive shifting.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

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