20 Grade Podcast
Episode 17 – 3/22/15 – For the first time in what seems like forever, all three members of the show are together again! Billy makes his triumphant return to the show as this weeks host. They boys are joined by special guest Jennifer Trump of SwinginAs.com to continue the AL West preview crosstalk segment. Just wait until you hear how many wins she predicted for the Athletics!
Episode 16 – 3/11/15 – Yu Darvish is lost for the season after needing Tommy John Surgery. Billy is missing yet again. Is he even still a part of the show? The Dietz brothers start the 2015 AL West Crosstalk with Tanner Shurtz of Maniacball.net and what we can expect for the new season.
Episode 15 – 3/4/15 – Austin and Dustin are joined by Brice Paterik and Kaz Yamazaki to talk about the Jurickson Profar season ending injury, spring training, and why Billy is missing again. Dustin runs a fun game of PECOTA predictions while Ausin and Kaz attempt to guess the player.
Episode 14 – 2/11/15 – For the first time ever, Dustin Dietz has missed an episode. The Iron Man of The 20 Grade Podcast is no more! Austin and Billy discuss the Jonah Keri article involving the 10 worst contracts in baseball and why five of them are Rangers. Comparing AJ Preller and Jon Daniels and how fans should not compare the two right now. They end the show with some Twitter questions.
Episode 13 – 1/22/15 – All three boys are back for the first time in three full episodes. They tackle the Yovani Gallardo trade and break down the Carlos Corporan acquisition from Houston. They talk a little bit about the Matt Harrison recovery, some current AL West moves and answer some twitter questions.
Episode 12 – 1/5/15 – Special guest Brice Paterik joins the Dietz brothers, filling in for Billy who seems to be missing once again. The boys reveal their Hall of Fame ballots and with that the arguing begins. They discuss a few Rangers offseason moves and play a 2015 PECOTA prediction game.
Episode 11 – 12/22/14 – Dustin and Billy run the show tonight as Austin has the night off. They try and compare AJ Preller and Jon Daniels and how different they have been this offseason. Dive into some of the Rangers moves that have been made so far and take a few listener questions.
Episode 10 – 12/7/14 – The Dietz Brothers are back in action this week with Billy being a Jabroni and skipping out. Austin and Dustin break down some of the past two weeks big Hot Stove news including why they are glad the Rangers didnt sign Torii Hunter. They break down the newly released Baseball America Rangers Top 10 Prospects list and finish off with some listener emails. Is a hot dog a sandwich? What is a tamgent?
Episode 9 – 11/23/14- Billy breaks down the five best trades in Jon Daniels tenure in honor of his three year contract extension while Austin and Dustin agree or disagree. The boys dive head first into some hot stove action and discuss the Justin Upton to Texas rumors and finish off the show with some fun and intriguing Rangers trivia all the while Austin has some incredulous audio issues.
Episode 8 – 11/09/14 – The guys put together their own individual free agent wish list consisting of a pitcher and a hitter. The dive into some Mitch Moreland talk and what the Rangers could do with him this offseason, Dustin talks about his deep throat and finally end the show with some listener emails.
Episode 7 – 10/28/14 – It’s a brotherly takeover as Austin and Dustin run the show this week. They get real for a few minutes and talk about the tragic passing of Oscar Tavaras. They breakdown the Rangers signing new manager Jeff Banister and they discuss some of the minor leaguers that are fringe 40 man roster candidates. Who’s in and who’s out?
Episode 6 – 10/12/14 – A very special episode six comes your way as the boys interview minor league expert, Tepid Participation. Guilder Rodriguez, Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Jurickson Profar, and Rougned Odor are just some of the things that are talked about. Tepid tells us how he got started as well.
Episode 5 – 10/05/14 – The boys talk a little bit about SDI and the current MLB Playoffs. They dive into the Rangers managerial search and break down each of the candidates and give their predictions on who they think will be the new manager. Hint: They all agree, for once.
Episode 4 – 9/28/14 – The painful season that was 2014 has finally come to an end for your Texas Rangers. The guys break it all down for you and try to make you feel better about it. The give a brief look ahead to 2015 and give you all you need to know about Cuban Outfielder Yosmany Tomas, whom the Rangers are apparently after. The guys end the show with some fun baseball trivia. Is Dustin really smarter than Billy when it comes to baseball? Give it a listen to find out!
Episode 3 – 9/21/14 – The Rangers are winning! And thats a bad thing. The guys tell you why losing is better for the rest of the season. The discuss that the A’s collapse and how it compares to the 2012 Rangers, read some more listener emails, and they do it all while staring at each other in Dustin’s bedroom?!
Episode 2 – 9/14/14 – Dustin relives his childhood with a little Saved By The Bell talk. The guys discuss the Rangers sweep of the Braves over the weekend, read some listener emails – deciding who is the greatest Ranger of all time, and they play a little game of drafting a team choosing players from the Rangers 60 Day DL. They even get a little astronomy talk as they discuss which planet they’d most like to live on.
Episode 1 – 9/8/14 – The debut show of 20 Grade Podcast gets off to a roaring start as the two brothers and the outcast jump right into the Ron Washington resignation, some Derek Holland brilliance, and no Rangers podcast would be complete without a little Joey Gallo thrown in there. The boys begin with some introductions, some friendly banter and introduce some further aspects of the show coming up in future
episodes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!