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North Shore Nine
Following the happenings of the Pittsburgh Pirates!
2 hours ago
Starbucs - Thrillip Evans
It is time we recognize Thrillip Evans as the ROY, MVP, Silver Slugger, & Cy Young! We also talk about the success of Mitch Keller & JT Brubaker's Cubs series, what a Cody Ponce return means, & get a few Cubs trolls in while we can.
3 days ago
#NS9LIVE! - RTJR
No, we aren't raising the Jolly Roger tonight, but we are joined by Brian of the former Pirates site (Raise The Jolly Roger). Tonight we discuss Brian being at the first game fans could attend since 2019 in PNC Park, as well as the product he was able to see on said field.
1 hr 3 min
6 days ago
Starbucs - Yikes
Pirates are now 1-4 after their 14-1 loss to the Reds and showing why they are predicted to be a bad team. Today we talk what’s wrong with Mitch Keller, what do they do with Gregory Polanco, why DFA Edgar Santana for Kyle Keller, & Phillip Evans is the best baseball player on the planet.
Apr 1, 2021
Starbucs - Opening Day
IT'S HERE!! Let's talk some Buccos roster, Lindor money, & win total.
Mar 26, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Nutting, Hayes, & The NL
It was reported by Jon Heyman that the Pirates offered Ke'Bryan Hayes a contract extension, however the two sides are far apart on it. So what does this mean and why was there overly excitement about a failed negotiation? Bob Nutting had a candid discussion with The Post Gazette. Hear our take on the comments made. Lastly, we give our Over/Unders on every NL Team to complete our Plank series.
1 hr 40 min
Mar 24, 2021
Starbucs - One week
We are one week from the beginning of the season and Jim & DiNardo talk the middle infield as well as how the Opening Day Roster is shaping up. We also talk a little of the Royals extension of Sal Perez and why this should be something the Pirates are able to also do.
Mar 21, 2021
NS9 Podcast - The Fort
Michael McKenry joins us this week as we talk spring training, current vs past regimes/teams, potential new rules (with a mini rant on the automated strike zone), and more.
1 hr 19 min
Mar 19, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - The Plank
Our yearly show where we give each other our very own Over/Under's on this upcoming season. We will have these listed on the website to see who correctly picks the most at the end of the year.
1 hr 12 min
Mar 17, 2021
Starbucs: Spring Position Battles
Now that we are about halfway through spring let's dive into the few position battles and see how they're shaping up. With that being said, it seems like most players have been performing well - albeit spring training stats. What can we take away from this and what should we expect?
Mar 5, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Projections, Bold Predictions, & PNC Park
You guessed it, we go over a few Pirates 2021 projections and debate if we would take the over or under, make a few bold predictions on the upcoming season, and wonder why everyone is so triggered over the new PNC Park deal.
1 hr 24 min
Mar 3, 2021
Starbucs - What's Interesting?
Let's do a bit of overreaction from the early Spring Games.
Feb 26, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Prospects Talk With Tim Williams
Tim Williams joins the show tonight as we discuss and ask your questions about the current farm system.
1 hr 28 min
Feb 24, 2021
Starbucs - Let's Manipulate Some Service Time
We are just a few days away until live baseball games are taking place!!! Ben Cherington discusses a bit of the Pirates plan for their rebuild, Kevin Mather says what everyone knows but never says, and the Pirates might have a few choices to select from this July in the Amateur Draft.
Feb 18, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Pirates 2021 Rotation
With Pitchers & Catchers reporting let's discuss and hash out who we think will be in the 2021 rotation and why Chad Kuhl is either a really good pitcher, a fine pitcher, or not a good pitcher at all. We also discuss who may be next for the Pirates to offer an extension to and finish up the show debating on whether we would rather have Fernando Tatis Jr, Ronald Acuna Jr., or Juan Soto if we had to choose just one.
1 hr 23 min
Feb 17, 2021
Starbucs - Pirates Make MLB Deal
They did it! After we made a friendly bet on if they Pirates would make a major league signing this offseason they went ahead and signed Tyler Anderson to a $2.5M deal. We discuss his role and contributions as well as some Derek Shelton quotes, and seeing who may benefit the most by a new MLB baseball in 2021.
Feb 12, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Future Hall Of Famers
After Tyler is done discussing his vaccination we talk about the latest signings of Brian Goodwin and Tony Wolters. We do dive into the differences between Cherington & Huntington's tenure as far as development ideas. Then we wrap up discussing an article of potential future Hall Of Fame players currently in the league.
1 hr 48 min
Feb 10, 2021
Starbucs - Pecota Projections
This episode we talk the free agent signing of Chasen Shreve, Ke'Bryan Hayes heading to be a top 100 player, & the newly released Pecota Projections.
Feb 5, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Wrestling & Major League Issues
So somehow the show gets thrown into a nostalgia wrestling discussion, but we all then bring it back to discuss the latest MLB The Show Cover as well as getting some things off our chest with MLB.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 3, 2021
Starbucs - Archer Back With Rays
MLB has announced it will start on time as a normal season, but at what cost? The owners and MLBPA seems to still have bad blood and are at each others throats. The Rockies provided an MVP caliber 3B to the Cardinals as well as $50M for free. The Rays bring Chris Archer back on a 1 year $6.5M deal.
Jan 29, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Mt. Rushmore Of Hip Hop Groups
Tonight we are joined by Tim Shady of Pittsburgh Clothing Company. We discuss the latest pipeline prospect release and then dive into our Mt. Rushmore of Best Hip Hop Groups.
Jan 26, 2021
Starbucs - Taillon To NYC
The Pirates organization is starting to make some drastic changes as Jameson Taillon is the latest to get dealt in the Cherington era. We give you all our takes and info on the trade that sent 4 prospects back to Pittsburgh
Jan 19, 2021
Starbucs - Joe Will 'Head' Back Home
We breakdown the Joe Musgrove trade - decide on if it was a good return or not. Then, we get a few things off our chest that has been bothering us for a bit lately.
Jan 14, 2021
#NS9LIVE - Air Dud, Am I Right?
Packed show tonight with tons of baseball news such as Nik Turkey being traded to Oakland after just recently being DFA'd (potentially for $0 but probably actually not), were Jacob Stallings really ranks among MLB catchers, and our Mt. Rushmore of Fictional Characters. Who is your winner tonight?
1 hr 2 min
Jan 14, 2021
Starbucs - Living In Our Fears
Steelers lived in their fears punting on 4th and 1 but have Pirates fans been living in theirs for some time too? Why do we all constantly brace for the worst and use this mentality for our decision making? We also discuss the Benintendi rumors, Corey Kluber and his workout, as well as the Pirates claiming Troy Stokes Jr., and DFA'ing Nik Turley.
Jan 8, 2021
#NS9LIVE! - Lindor & Cutch
Today the Indians traded Francisco Lindor as well as Carlos Carasco to the Mets. We dive into this trade but also captivate the similarities it has to the Pirates as well as the Andrew McCutchen trade. With that said and the 3 year anniversary of the Cutch trade almost upon us Jim and DiNardo have a spirited debate on whether or not there is truly a need to trade Andrew McCutchen if you are the Pirates.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 7, 2021
Starbucs - ZiPS 2021
Let's talk and breakdown some ZiPS projections for the upcoming Pirates season.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 31, 2020
Starbucs - Charizard
Jim is spending his stimulus money on cartoon cards and somehow we are the foolish ones. Anyway, today we talk further about the Josh Bell trade, the perfectly executed rebuild the Padres are completing, and what it means for the future Pirates as all the NL Central teams are deciding to 'retool'
Dec 29, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Cheap Cheap Cheap
Let's talk about how AJ Preller winning the GM of the year award, as well as how every MLB owner is being exposed for how money is ultimately the #1 priority over winning as it has for many years by every owner.
Dec 24, 2020
NS9 Podcast - Josh Bell Trade
A TRADE? ON CHRISTMAS EVE? Well with that happening, thank Ben, Tyler joins DiNardo on an impromptu podcast to discuss this trade with the Nationals.
Dec 18, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Best Of 2020
With our last official #NS9LIVE! of the year, we discuss out Mt. Rushmore of our Best Of 2020! However, we first discuss the latest Top Ten Pirates Prospects list released today by Baseball America. Beware - there are a few naughty words by Tyler towards the end. Coal is what will be in his lonely stocking this year.
1 hr 20 min
Dec 16, 2020
Starbucs - Take Two
Well after some more technical difficulties (DiNardo Angry Face) we are back to finish the show where we discuss the potential Jameson Taillon trade rumors, Shelton quotes on 2021 play time, and MLB decided they're going to run a circus once again in 2021 to ensure they lose as many fans as they possibly can.
Dec 15, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - It's Just A Name?
Today I discuss the state of the Phillies franchise and the hiring of Dave Dombrowski as well as Cleveland moving on from the name Indians.
Dec 13, 2020
NS9 Podcast - Matt Gajtka & The Winter Meetings
Tyler & DiNardo are welcomed with special guest Matt Gajtka. On this week's show we discuss his time at previous Winter Meetings, the Pirates beat, and thoughts on the current Pirates while playing a little game called "GM Matt Cherington."
1 hr 14 min
Dec 9, 2020
Starbucs - Winter Meetings
We weren't sure how this year's Winter Meetings would pan out, but so far not so bad. The Reds traded their closer as a salary dump after non-tendering Archie Bradley last week. Now they are talking about trading Sonny Gray. Is this rebuild over for them so soon or are they looking to free up some money for something bigger? The White Sox made a splash by trading for Lance Lynn and then signing Adam Eaton. Was this trade a win for either team? Beware, as DiNardo brings up the Chris Archer trade twice in one episode.
Dec 4, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Non-Tenders
NS9Jeopardy will be postponed until next week, so on this show we discuss a bit of the rule 5 draft, the Pirates non-tendering Clay Holmes, Erik Gonzalez agreeing to a contract, and potential targets of guys who were non-tendered by teams around the league.
1 hr 9 min
Nov 29, 2020
NS9 Podcast - Mueller's Thanksgiving Takes
Today we are joined by 93.7 The Fan's Chris Mueller. We discuss his outrageous claims to corn and blueberry pie, Cherington's official year on the job, the state of baseball from a consumer's point of view, and Chris transitioning from Starkey to Poni.
Nov 25, 2020
Starbucs - #Colessa
Today Jim & DiNardo talk the DAF'ing of Trevor Williams & Jose Osuna, Cherington love, Cole Tucker dating his childhood crush, & answer your mailbag questions.
Nov 20, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Best Sports Movies
Tonight we give our Mt.Rushmore of Best Sports Movies (one from each category) and then discuss the trade rumors apparently surrounding the Pirates pitching as well as the latest Hall Of Fame ballot.
1 hr 10 min
Nov 17, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas?
This is that strange time of year where we can't decide if it's Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas when you drive down the road. But enough of that, DiNardo discusses the Marlins hiring Kim Ng, Mike Clevinger going down with Tommy John, and the Braves signing Drew Smyly.
Nov 6, 2020
NS9 Jeopardy - Episode 2 (2020)
In our second edition of NS9 Jeopardy this offseason, we had @RUF1O_RUF1O, @davegormley, & @timmshady on to battle their Pirates knowledge. Want to be a contestant on the next show? You know how to contact us ;-)
Nov 3, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Tony La Russa?
Today, DiNardo talks about the potentially weak free agent, the Tony La Russa hiring and why its questionable, and lastly Manfred's latest idea to change the game.
Oct 29, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Favorite Websites
Today is National Internet Day, but first we discuss why Jim & Tyler hate Halloween! We continue our Mt. Rushmore offseason, this time discussing our favorite websites. Lastly, we dive into a bit of the recent MLB transactions.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 28, 2020
Starbucs - Dodgers 2020 Champs
Last night the Dodgers finally won their Championship. The game didn't disappoint, but it also didn't come without controversy. Kevin Cash decided to take Blake Snell out of the game in the 6th. Was it the right decision? We discuss this, analytics, and much more.
Oct 23, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Mt Rushmore Of Songs
Tyler & Jim start the show by diving into game 2 of the World Series a little bit but then we are off onto the series of this offseason - NS9 Mt. Rushmore. First up this week is favorite songs. Find out what each of our top 4 favorite songs are and vote to tell us who has the better list. Lastly, we round out with some mailbag.
Oct 21, 2020
Starbucs - Mookie Is LeBron?
Game 1 of the 2020 World Series goes to the Dodgers pretty easily. Jim & DiNardo discuss why they were shocked by the Rays, talk about the mighty Dodgers lineup, and why another king in L.A. might have questions over the Mookie love fest last night.
Oct 20, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Rays Bad For Baseball?
There has been some dialogue DiNardo has been seeing around that we cannot root for the Rays because it's bad for baseball and will simply give the owners an excuse not to spend...so let's talk about this. DiNardo provides his thoughts on the Rays and small market ownership and why the Rays being here is actually good for baseball. After this he does talk a little about this upcoming World Series and some things to expect.
Oct 18, 2020
NS9 Podcast - 1960 World Series Pirates
Wayne Stewart, author of '1960: When the Pittsburgh Pirates Had Them All the Way' joins Tyler & DiNardo to talk the 60th anniversary of the greatest moment in baseball playoffs history and the rest of the 1960 World Series Pirates.
Oct 16, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Best Ballpark Experiences
Tyler and Jim discuss how they had a slight disinterest in some sports of late, but then take to the mailbag to talk Stallings, Musgrove, Frazier, the worst sports fanbases, and lastly we all talk out most memorable ballpark experiences.
1 hr 12 min
Oct 7, 2020
Starbucs - More FO Shakeups
It's been over a week of the 16 playoff team format. How has this format worked and has it been enjoyable for us? We discuss the ways it helps, how it has hurt, and if this is something that works for the consumer of baseball. Next, we dive into the shakeup the Pirates front office saw this past week. Then lastly, we discuss the departure of JT Riddle as well as the retirement of Francisco Cervelli.
Sep 30, 2020
Starbucs - Season Wrap
The Pirates Season has concluded. Playoffs have begun for 16 other teams. Jim & DiNardo discuss a little on both and the potential of Cherington's upcoming offseason.
Sep 29, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - MLB Awards
Now that the regular season is over, DiNardo makes his first round playoff predictions as well as reveals his ROY, Cy Young, & MVP honors.
Sep 25, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Leave Me Alone
Jim is trying to buy paper at Target and DiNardo is just trying to have a peaceful walk on the beach this evening, but we both made it back to continue with the show. Tonight we take a look at a few people with the season wrapping up. Ke'Bryan Hayes is voted second in team MVP voting behind Jacob Stallings. Steven Brault, Trevor Williams, and Chad Kuhl wrap up their seasons with exceptional starts. Oneil Cruz finds himself to be in major legal issues which is unfortunately the 4th incident in 4 years for the Pirates.
Sep 18, 2020
#NS9LIVE - Neal Huntington The Perfect Future GM
Tyler & DiNardo hop on directly after tonight's game feeling' kinda dangerous fresh off a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals where Steven Brault pitched a gem. We provide out instant reaction to this game while diving a little into the state of the team/organization. Also, we do dive a little further into the possibility of seeing 16 MLB Playoff teams as Rob Manfred is possibly proposing. We have a plethora of pros and cons in regards to this. Where do you stand?
1 hr 1 min
Sep 16, 2020
Starbucs - Coming For That #1 Spot
Pirates fresh off their 7th loss in a row now have 13 remaining games vs very competitive teams. Are they a lock at this point for the top draft pick? We discuss the seasons of Ke'Bryan Hayes, Colin Moran, & Josh Bell and ask between Bell & Moran who you would buy stock of at this point? Lastly, Jim goes on a tangent about the new possible MLB Playoff format of 16 teams every year going forward. Is this an example of another short sited Manfred thought?
Sep 11, 2020
NS9LIVE! - Clemente Day
The crew is back together for a gameless Thursday evening. No worries, because there is plenty to talk. A day after Roberto Clemente was celebrated in his day there was something a little unsettling in regards to it. DiNardo, Tyler, & Jim discuss on what was done, what could have been done differently, and what Roberto meant to so many. We then take a lighter note by welcoming the NFL Season and have an impromptu draft of Pirate players who would make good football players.
Sep 9, 2020
Starbucs - It's Geoff Not Jeff
The #1 Pirates Podcast returns for this episode fresh off a 5-4 victory to the White Sox. In this show we discuss the resurgence of this bullpen, highlight a player that has totally changed Jim's mind, decide just how bad this team really is, Ke'Bryan Hayes SZN, and then cap it off discussing if Josh Bell should ever see the field defensively ever again in his career?
Sep 8, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Labor Day Foods
Mike Trout hit home run #300 and why not enough people care. Also, we take a look around the NL and see what food item each team is bringing to the Labor Day Cookout!
Sep 5, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Clevinger Trade
All three of us hop on to discuss Ke'Bryan Hayes call up, Carson Fulmer's time with the club, and the Padres trade with the Indians for Mike Clevinger. We are split on this return and does it remind one of us a little too much of another trade that hits close to home?
Sep 2, 2020
Starbucs - #HayesIt
Last night Ke'Bryan Hayes made his debut in fantastic style but before we get into that we discuss what happened to this year trade deadline, is Jacob Stallings value equal to Austin Nola's, and then finish up talking this upcoming Reds 4 game series.
Sep 1, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - MLB Trade Deadline
What a deadline it was yesterday! A lot of action by many teams with players being tossed all over the place. DiNardo mentions them and highlights some while also giving his Winner & Loser. He then talks a little Trevor Bauer.
Aug 30, 2020
NS9 Podcast 213 - Beautiful Lives Project
Well so much for sweeping the Brewers and getting back into the playoffs! Let's discuss the team that just went 1-2 this weekend so far vs. the Brew Crew and if its possible that anyone changed their trade stock for this upcoming trade deadline. Next, a special guest joins the show. Bryce Weiler from the Beautiful Lives Projects joins to discuss his journey as a sportscaster and the creation of his organization 'Beautiful Lives Project.' I encourage everyone to check what he and this organization is going and lend a hand in helping this amazing project. You can do so below: Website: https://www.beautifullives.org Twitter: @Beautlivesproj @BryceWeiler email: Bryce@Beautifullives.org Contact Number: 669-BLP-HOPE (257-4673) Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Aug 28, 2020
NS9LIVE! - Playoff Pirates?
Fresh off their ‘sweep’ of the Cardinals in today’s double header Jim & DiNardo hop on the mic’s to dive a bit into the Buccos current play as well as the potential for this upcoming deadline. Although, will they be sellers? As Jim points out, they are now just 4 games out with an upcoming 4 game series vs the Brewers. Hmmmmm.....
Aug 26, 2020
Starbucs - Get A Hit Morans
Pirates go from having a worse wRC+ than the 2019 A's pitching staff, to scoring 24 runs on the Brewers, to last night being no hit by Lucas Giolito. The trade deadline has quickly approached us. Is there real potential for a trade involving the Pirates to happen? If so, who and for what return? Jim & DiNardo give their Wednesday rants. Lastly, we discuss the upcoming Cardinals Double Header as well as the 4 Game series vs the Brew Crew.
Aug 23, 2020
NS9 Podcast 212 - Poni Joins
The Pirates get a sweep? Against the Brewers? DiNardo talks a little about the recent performance while also breaking down a little on Erik Gonzalez, Josh Bell, and Colin Moran. Then, Andrew Fillipponi from 93.7 joins to talk a little about everything. Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Aug 21, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Unwritten Rules
Tyler & Jim take to NS9LIVE tonight and give their thoughts on the 4-17 Pirates. As a heads up, like the 4-17 Pirates it isn't too pretty. After the latest team dive, they take to the unwritten rules as the Tatis Grand Slam seems to be challenging some. Which ones do you agree with and which ones can be sent into the sun?
Aug 19, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Swing Away Young Star
Normally a day we release Stabucs, DiNardo goes solo with another Dugout episode. He incorporates some of the keys to the upcoming Brewers series, brings some concerns about Erik Gonzalez, and then goes off on the Unwritten Rules and the Texas Rangers for the Fernando Tatis Jr., Grand Slam! Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Aug 13, 2020
NS9LIVE! - Beard Gang
Fresh off a victory with the Reds, Jim & DiNardo discuss tonights game (which is the only game so far thanks to the Cards) which was a wild one. 9 runs scored within the 2 first innings and hard hits being sent everywhere. After discussing this, Jim asks the hard hitting questions of - Is Rich Rod's beard the best Pirates beard we've seen in a long time? Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Aug 12, 2020
Starbucs - Tatis Jr. Or Erik Gonzalez?
The Pirates have no series being played right now thanks to the Cardinals. What are our thoughts on the Cardinals missing their first 13 of 18 games? We take a look into this upcoming 4 game series vs the Reds. What are the Bob Walk's Keys To Success By Jim & DiNardo? Lastly, we play a little game called Fernando Tatis Jr. or Erik Gonzalez? It's a lot harder than you may imagine.
Aug 10, 2020
NS9 Podcast 211-8.10.20 (Ryan's Last Show)
Today is a sad day as Ryan has officially announced he is stepping away from NS9 (for good he says). Ryan takes his moment to discuss and give his thanks to people while pondering on some moments. Sure, there is 3-13 Pirates to talk, but we will get to that... Ok, so now onto the 3-13 Pirates that Ryan's taking the easy way out of. A little more on Derek Shelton, the thoughts on the team and the future (will there be a #1 pick), and Ryan gives a departing gift of finishing the NS9 Misplaced SZN to give a rundown on what happened this year in the upside down. To The Godfather: You will be missed, Ryan! Take care.
1 hr 26 min
Aug 6, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Cherington Grades
Tyler & DiNardo join for this week's edition of NS9LIVE! We dive into Josh Bell struggles, Cole Tucker debates, Ben Cherington and Derek Shelton Grades, & question Pitching injuries due to the shortened season. Let us know who's side you're on in the Cole Tucker Debate! Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
1 hr 3 min
Aug 5, 2020
Starbucs - Rant SZN
The Pirates. will still have to play 2 more games vs the Twins, but Jim & DiNardo also preview the Tigers upcoming series, remove the Fantasy Wheel to bring in our weekly rant segment, and dive a little further into this 209 Pirates team and why there is deserved criticism for Derek Shelton to this point.
Aug 4, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Shelton Embracing The Tank?
Yo! Yo! Yo! This week DiNardo looks around baseball and questions the responsibility the players are sharing during the shortened pandemic baseball season as the Marlins and Cardinals have each had outbreaks on their team. Something is Grindin' his gears and its coming from a player who wouldn't make most MLB clubs. Lastly, the Stat Of The Day is an obscure one, but it presents a lot of concerns that it being questioned with this organization. Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Jul 31, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Tyler Thinks Everything Sucks
Tyler & Jim host tonight's show to discuss anything and everything. It all starts with Lamar Jackson being selected the #1 player in NFL and ends with finding out how much chapstick Tyler uses.
Jul 29, 2020
Starbucs - Cubs Preview
Jim & DiNardo talk about the recent series with the Brewers. They also breakdown the upcoming series vs the Cubs and give the "Bob Walk's Keys To Success - By Jim & DiNardo" Then, we wrap up the show with another edition of The Fantasy Wheel!
Jul 28, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Moran An Average Hitter?
What is happening in baseball? 11 Marlins have COVID-19, Games are being postponed, Stars are having major slumps...DiNardo dives into each of these while also giving his thoughts on a Foltynewicz being DFA'd and if the Pirates should take a shot on him. Lastly, we determine if Collin Moran is an average hitter or not.
Jul 26, 2020
NS9 Episode 210-7.26.20
The season has begun! Ryan and DiNardo hop on the very first podcast with meaningful baseball played in what seems forever. Lots to discuss on today's show: Crowd Noises, lack of Opening Day day games, 60 game expectation, Mitch Keller, Nick Burdi, Pirates Bullpen, you name it we talk about it!
1 hr 16 min
Jul 23, 2020
#NS9Live! - MLB Opening Night
Live during the rain delay Jim & DiNardo hop on to discuss the Yankees vs Nationals game, answer some questions, talk fake crowd noise and fans, and other randomness that pops into our heads. Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Jul 22, 2020
Starbucs - Cardinals Series Preview
For our debut of Starbucs, Jim & DiNardo preview the upcoming series vs the St. Louis Cardinals. We also introduce our new game "The Fantasy Wheel' where we each select a fantasy team of the week, by fortune of the wheel, and play it out. Lastly, we answer mailbag questions. Website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Jul 21, 2020
DiNardo's Dugout - Why Not Dietrich?
The official debut of DiNardo's Dugout on NS9 (Part of a new Morning Podcast/Stream Series). DiNardo discusses why Dietrich is hated so much in Pittsburgh, but how that is all tied to the team he played for. Also, with his release, he shows just how good of a player Dietrich is and how he would (it won't happen, but he would) make a good addition to the Pirates. The Stat Of The Week shows just how good Josh Bell was last year, but more importantly how pathetic the entire offense was last year in its first 60 games. Lastly, who would be best served getting reps in the outfield if not for Cole Tucker?
Jul 16, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - NL Over/Unders
We are just one week away from Opening Day 2.0. We discuss Oscar Marin and what he presents to this club as the Pirates released a short promo of his interaction with current pitchers. Ryan & Jim also continue their preseason preview by unveiling their National League Over/Unders. Here are the Opening Day MLB Odds for week 1 https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/mlb/odds/ Where do we each find the Pirates sitting at in the wins total? Which division do we feel has it the hardest? We tell you everything you need to know, probably.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 9, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - 2020 Schedule
Jim & DiNardo make the return to NS9LIVE! as the season is not back upon us. Tonight we discuss the first week of Summer Camp, the release of the 2020 Schedule, Josh Bell's new throwing motion, and Jim provides his Over/Under's for this upcoming season. Make sure to check us out on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings as DiNardo's Dugout & Starbucs are set to premier next week!
Jul 5, 2020
NS9 Episode 209-7.5.20
Spring Training 2.0, or better known as Summer Camp, has officially begun. How many people in total tested positive for COVID-19 and how many of them were Pirates? Some news and rumors around the league and Pirates camp. Who is looking filthy according to Jacob Stallings? Ryan & DiNardo bring the third edition of The Plank as they give their over/under on specific Pirate Players. Check back this Thursday night to watch NS9LIVE! Also, be on the lookout for a couple new morning shows debuting the week after ;-)
1 hr 22 min
Jun 28, 2020
NS9 Episode 208-6.28.20
We return after our one week layoff and baseball has agreed to return as well! Ryan & DiNardo break down the updates to the 60 game season. There are quite a bit of rule changes, trade deadline implications, & an announced 60 man pool of players. How does this look for the Pirates and why can they possibly be a playoff contender....or also own the #1 overall pick come next June? Edgar Santana busted for Steroids Steroids and will be suspended for 80 games (which is oddly now all of this season ad 20 games into next season.) The Pirates have announced quite a few people being let go from the organization. Ticket sales agents, a photographer, & front office leaders. Is this all restructuring or is Nutting just trimming some of the fat? The Pirates have signed their 5th round daft pick as well as Nick Gonzales this week. Our updated thoughts on the draft as well as Nick - Because it's been two weeks since we podcasted ;-)
1 hr 17 min
Jun 15, 2020
NS9 Episode 207 - 6.14.20
DiNardo is down for the count with possible Coronavirus??? No worries, the mort capable Jim joins Ryan on this show as they talk the Pirates draft, the differences between Huntington and Cherington, and what an MLB mandated season could look like.
1 hr 9 min
Jun 7, 2020
NS9 Episode 206 - 6.7.20
What do Chris Carpenter, Chris Young, Shaun Marcum, Noah Lowry, & Chris Archer have in common? They all got Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This week Chris Archer went under the knife for this surgery. We talk the difficulties of coming back to pitch again after this and what it potentially means for Archer's future. We update you on the recent MLB negotiations which has now dropped to 50 games by the owners. The Oakland A's announced they would no longer pay their minor leaguers after May. Now, they have announced they will go ahead and pay them all through the end of August. What suddenly changed that they could finally afford to do so? Why does this seem like the same reason the Owners are saying they cannot afford to pay the major league players? Baseball has discussed the potential of an expanded Arizona Fall League. If there is a season and this happens, it actually sounds like a really good idea. WOW!
1 hr 11 min
May 31, 2020
NS9 Episode 205 - 5.31.20
Welcome to the New & Improved North Shore Nine. We officially welcome Jim & Tyler to NS9 on this episode. What a terrible decision by them to join. Anyway, this show is filled to its entirety about the MLB vs. MLBPA negotiations. In a roundtable discussion, the 4 of us express our views on everything that is going on what what is truly wrong with the situation.
1 hr 10 min
May 24, 2020
NS9 Episode 204 - 5.24.20
We take it way back this episode but first we have a few announcements: We have officially added to new members to the NS9 crew. The NS9 Jeopardy winner & Smartest Pirates Fan Alive - Tyler a.k.a WagnerToCutch has joined the site. Also, former Pirates Blogger Jim Rosati a.k.a NorthSideNotch has also joined the site. Everybody make sure to go follow then and welcome then! On this episode Ryan & DiNardo take it back to the late 90's where their friendship began in New Castle, PA. We talk about what it was that brought a high school basketball player and a band geek together (it was literally the website Yahoo!) and how our friendship evolved to lead us to starting the North Shore Nine. Take a seat and listen as we take you back in time.
1 hr 18 min
May 17, 2020
NS9 Episode 203 - 5.17.19
We kick off the show with some quick updates to the potential MLB Season. Last we spoke MLB had proposed a plan to kick off the season. Well now the players have rejected that. There is quite the stir because this. Also, will there be a season. We also bring on a guest, John Sample. DiNardo posed a question and poll on twitter in regards to writing letters to sports organizations. John's response really struck us and we knew we had to have him on the show. Turns out he has even more interesting topics to speak on.
1 hr 20 min
May 11, 2020
NS9 Episode 202 - 5.11.20
Hola! We return to the podcasting gig with some new updates from around the league. First, we have to talk about what has been going on with the Last Dance. Hey, Jordan played baseball too so its relevant. Next, we discuss the latest plans on the return of the MLB season by the owners. What exactly did they have in mind and the layout of their plan. Also, what is the perception of the players thoughts to this idea. If you were Mike Trout, would you play? The MLB also detailed the upcoming plans to the 2020 Draft. How exactly does 5 rounds work and does it benefit the Pirates? The answer is no, but we talk much deeper about this as well.
1 hr 14 min
May 8, 2020
#NS9JEOPARDY - Episode 3
Our thirds installment of #NS9JEOPARDY took place on 5/7/2020. See who gets crowned the winner of tonight's Pittsburgh Pirates based trivia game and will be featured in the Battle Of Champyinz in 2 weeks. Watch the recording of the video right here: https://www.northshorenine.com/ns9live Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Apr 26, 2020
#NS9JEOPARDY - Episode 2
Our second installment of #NS9JEOPARDY took place on 4/25/2020. See who gets crowned the winner of this Pittsburgh Pirates based trivia game. Watch the recording of the video right here: https://www.northshorenine.com/ns9live Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine
Apr 21, 2020
NS9 Episode 201-4.20.20
Week 5 of no baseball. We kick things off with our Misplaced Season updates. Decide it time for a few new polls for some roster changes. Who may be getting the call? Next we talk on the updates to the KBO. I appears they will be starting as soon as May 1. What regulations will they have in place? What does this mean for MLB. Now let's imagine that baseball does happen in the States. What may be some of the unintended consequences that can happen this year? We talk a little further into those.
1 hr 12 min
Apr 14, 2020
NS9 Episode 200-4.14.20
It is our 200th Episode! To help celebrate, we have nobody other than Ryan & DiNardo. With such an occasion on hand, we are recording live from the very rooms we record every other week. Oh, and this time we have no baseball to even talk about. Enjoy!
1 hr 21 min
Mar 30, 2020
NS9 Episode 199-.3.29.20
Well what can we bring to you this week? Well, for starters we have the beginning of the Misplaced Season underway. The Pirates have fallen to 1-2 on the year with two key hitters really struggling. Is it time to worry already?? Some actual REAL baseball news - The MLB and MLBPA seem to be coming to an agreement on how to handle this season if it were to be shortened or cancelled. What is in play exactly and how does that relate to the Pirates specifically?
1 hr 15 min
Mar 26, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Tiger King
Welcome to another edition of NS9LIVE! We do first discuss opening day of NS9's Misplaced Season. The Rays defeated the Pirates 1-0. DiNardo also takes a question - 'If you could erase one TV show series from your memory so that you could binge watch it right now, which TV Show would you pick? Lastly, how can you talk about binge watching TV Shows and not discuss THE Tiger King? Just how epic is this show? We tell ya! Visit us at: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northshorenine
Mar 23, 2020
NS9 Episode 198-3.22.20
Another week without baseball goes by... What has Ryan & DiNardo been up to recently? We talk the Misplaced Season we are introducing to get us by not having a real baseball season. Next we hit up the recent moves the Pirates made by sending down 7 players. Lastly, we answer some of the twitter questions you provided.
1 hr 20 min
Mar 15, 2020
NS9 Episode 197-3.15.20
Day 3 of no baseball! Well, they say the show must go on so here we are. The Coronavirus is having a major impact on everyone right now so we dive into a little of how it is currently impacting us. We also do talk a little about baseball. As it appears right now, the season may not get underway until late May to about mid June. What impact will that have on the 2020 season as a whole. How many game 'should' they play and how will the scheduling be impacted. What are some long term effects this all could have going into 2021? As you all voted, we will discuss North Western American Trees. Who is the Oneil Cruz of the bunch? What magical powers could one tree have to save us all from Coronavirus? Make sure to send us any suggestions or topics you want to hear going forward. There is a lot of time between now and the first pitch of the 2020 MLB Season.
1 hr 5 min
Mar 8, 2020
NS9 Episode 196-3.8.20
Is it Extension Season? With rumor circulating that Cherington is looking to lock of some of the young players, we discuss who we may look to extend and who we may let ride. We then bring Ethan Hullihen @EthanHullihen from Pirates Prospects on to talk what he loves to talk about - payroll! We discuss where the Pirate currently sit for 2020, how Felipe Vazquez's contract may potentially work itself this year, the MLBPA grievance, revenue sharing, and his thoughts on potential extensions!
1 hr 45 min
Mar 2, 2020
NS9 Episode 195-3.2.20
Ryan says its nice that the Pirates are coming into spring healthy - Pirates come out of week 1 with 2 pitcher injuries. Sounds about right! Clay Holmes and Steven Brault both get injured this week and Tom Koehler announces his retirement. Hear how this pitching group is shaping up for Opening Day. DiNardo asks Ryan for some overreaction thoughts with week 1 in the books. Are we more worried that the Pirates are giving up a lot of runs or more worried that they're not scoring a lot of runs? Pirates announce they will be experimenting with a 4 man outfield shift. Yinzer overreactions - What it means - Who will be part of it - What do we think of it. Yadier Alvarez was made available by the Dodgers, however he passed through waivers unclaimed and will be returning to them. Why this time it was ok to pass up the prototypical Neal Huntington addition.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 28, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - We're Back
We are back at NS9LIVE! as we return from the Bar Crawl weekend! The Pirates are also back at Spring Training - though they currently are 0-6. How do we feel about that? Ryan will also let you know how he feels about many other topics as 'How Many Bucs Do You Give?' returns. It's also appearing that DJ KEL.A. will be handling the DJ duties in the clubhouse this year. Let's take a peak at what his playlist includes. Here is our website: https://www.northshorenine.com Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/northshorenine Instagram: https://www.intagram.com/northshorenine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/northshorenine Part Of PodHub Network: https://www.podhubnetwork.com
Feb 23, 2020
NS9 Episode 194-2.23.20
Pirates baseball is back!! We kick off Spring Training with the report that Pablo Sanch, I mean Pablo Reyes has been suspended for 80 games due to PED usage. With the Grapefruit League kicking off, Ryan & DiNardo discuss what they're looking for this spring for the team and a few key players they have their eye on. We also welcome Zack D'Ulisse from Pittsburgh Clothing Company. We reminisce and discuss the Building Bridges Bar Crawl and the success of that event. He also gives us some input and opinions on the new Pirates jerseys as well as his very own thoughts to the 2020 Pirates season. Make sure to follow Pittsburgh Clothing Company on twitter: https://twitter.com/PGHClothingCo As well as their website: https://www.pghclothing.com
1 hr 10 min
Feb 17, 2020
NS9 Episode 193-2.17.20 The Bar Crawl
We are live at the Foundry kicking off the Building Bridges Bar Crawl by Pittsburgh Clothing Company. We have a few guests on and talk Jarrod Dyson, Kela being named the closer, the Astros cheating ways, and more.
Feb 11, 2020
NS9 Episode 192-2.10.20
After being off a week because of DiNardo's stupidity, we are back! We have loads to talk about other than just the Pirates this week. First, the Pirates have signed a few players so far. What do we know about them and how do they factor in with this club. Let's talk this rebuild vs not a rebuild debate. Other than it not being a rebuild, obviously, what difference have we seen this offseason than if Neal would have still been here right now? Do we know the direction? MLB has decided to potentially make some changes to the future playoffs. 14 teams? Better seeds getting to choose their opponent? A live selection show? Manfred has tried to impose many changes but is anything he ever suggests an actual fix to baseball's true problems? ...NO! If you bought your tickets for the Building Bridges Bar Crawl this Saturday, we will see you at Noon at The Foundry for our Live Podcast kicking it off!
1 hr 14 min
Jan 30, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - If It Don't Make Dollaz It Don't Make Sense
Just a lovely conversation about MLB revenues and payrolls and the real underlying issues. Enjoy!
Jan 27, 2020
NS9 Episode 191 - 1.27.20
First, we want to pay our respects to a legend - Kobe Bryant. Now for Pirates news - No More Marte Partay's in PA. Ben Cherington made his first big mark on this organization by trading Starling Marte & $1.5 mil to the Diamondbacks for Liover Peguero, Brennan Malone, & $250k international pool dollars. We all know DiNardo is sweating over that international money!! We tell you what our initial reactions were to the trade and then what we think of it on a deeper dive. There is also reason to believe this sets the tone on the true direction of this club. PiratesFest was this weekend. How sexy are those jerseys? We also bring up a few quotes from the players. Make sure to catch us on Twitch this Thursday for #NS9LIVE: twitch.tv/northshorenine Also make sure to sign up for the Building Bridges Bar Crawl hosted by Pittsburgh Clothing Company where you can catch us and out Live Podcast: https://www.pghclothing.com/bar-crawl
1 hr 20 min
Jan 20, 2020
NS9 Episode 190 - 1.20.20
The Pirates payroll is at $69 million and Ryan wonders why people are mad. The Pirates aren't going to add to compete so it shouldn't be higher, but also we shouldn't be agreeing with it because it's a rebuild - BECAUSE WHAT IS BEING RE-BUILT? Fair enough questions since technically speaking what has already been built is still standing almost exactly as already built. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We highlight 2 more free agents - both being reliever options for the Pirates. We then go to the mailbag to answer your twitter (and 1 snapchat) questions.
1 hr 24 min
Jan 16, 2020
#NS9LIVE! - Bangin' Trash Can Buzzers
Ryan couldn't be on last week's podcast so he gets his opportunity to go in on the Astro's tonight! So much more is coming to light with what the Astros have been doing as it is not rumored that they were wearing buzzers on their shoulders to determine what type of pitch was coming. Just how bad is this? Where does it rank among the Black Sox, Pete Rose, and PED users? What more is possibly there? We also think about who the best Pirate will be for this upcoming decade. Lastly, we talk about some facts about us that most people may not know.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 13, 2020
NS9 Episode 189 - 1.13.20
Well well well...look what we have in Houston! A Ryan-less show (he just wanted to watch the National Championship) doesn't stop the NS9 from giving you all the up to date Astros information. Rob Manfred laid the hammer down on the Astros today. He took away $5 mil, multiple draft picks, and suspended their GM & Manager. Then, owner Jim Crane came out and said he wanted to take it a step further and can both all together! Boston, you're next... We talk and breakdown the arbitration eligible players who all agreed to contract this year. The Pirates had 8 in total, and all 8 decided to opt out of arbitration and agree to 1 year deals. What player is the most surprising not going to arbitration? The Pirates were a bit active this week in player acquisition as well as they signed Guillermo Heredia to a major league deal and John Ryan Murphy to a minor league deal. A new stat has been introduced that measures the defense of infielders called Infielders Outs Above Average. What does it m…
Jan 7, 2020
NS9 Episode 188 - 1.6.20
Another week - still not a lot of news. Lets kick off the show talking just that. With essentially no move being made on this roster, are we clear what direction this club is going? Is it possible they are going to go into this season with what they already have and see what happens? Maybe it's just possible that the dominoes haven't fallen in place yet for the moves Cherington wants to make. Next, we talk about the move that was made - hiring Oz Ocampo. Add this to the list of really solid hirings. For what this organization has lacked in player acquisitions, it sure has done a quality job in adding personnel. Lastly, we continue highlighting two free agents who could potentially make a good fit for the Pirates. This week it is a Cather and former Closer.
1 hr 7 min
Dec 31, 2019
NS9 Episode 187-12.30.19
It's the end of a decade! To cap it off we take a look back in time. We review and reminisce on the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates - breaking down their roster and top 10 prospects at the time. How does this team (which looked to be competitive just a few years later) stack against the current roster heading into the next decade? We answer a question and discuss on whether we believe Neal Huntington will ever have a GM role again in MLB. Lastly, we profile two potential pitchers the Pirates could look into adding this year on their roster.
1 hr 16 min
Dec 23, 2019
NS9 Episode 186-12.23.19
It's A New Pirates Generation! The Pirates have announced a new pitching coach as well as a coach focusing on catching and run prevention (boy do the Pirates desperately need that!). Also, the Pirates signed Luke 'Jeff' Maile. There has apparently been a lot of controversy about this signing but we are here to make sense of it and put perspective on it. Let's now take a look around the league and, what's that? The Indians and Brewers are dismantling their teams? How? Already? Let's dive into these two situations and bring it back home to the Pirates.
1 hr 15 min
Dec 16, 2019
NS9 Episode 185-12.16.19
Fresh off the Winter Meetings, we talk about the no news which was still lots of news. The Pirates entered and left the Winter Meetings with essentially the same exact roster, but is it fair to say they did nothing? Have we learned anything about this front office and direction at all yet? Gerrit Cole is a rich rich man. Isn't crazy to think now that this guy was a Pirate? Who would have ever thought we had a $324M man on our roster for those year? We wrap up the rest of the meetings, but we first also dive into the Pirates top 10 prospect list that was just released by Baseball America.
1 hr 17 min
Dec 8, 2019
NS9 Episode 220.127.116.11
It's Winter Meeting's Eve! On this episode we discuss further on the Derek Shelton hire and talk the recent video of he and Joe Musgrove at Primanti Bros. We then discuss the Don Kelly hiring and how impressive this offseason hiring's have been so far. It was also advised that the Pirates retained Rick Eckstein, Joey Cora, & Justin Meccage. The Winter Meetings are upon us. What do we think the Pirates will do this week? Will there be a big move or two or will it be mostly quiet for now? Ryan & DiNardo may have 2 different thoughts to this. Also, what do we think the rest of the league will do and what big bold prediction do we have? Obviously, Marte has been discussed in trade talks and the Winter Meetings are here, so is Marte the first to go and will it be now? What possible teams could he get traded to? We know Cherington mentioned he is targeting catching this upcoming week. Will it come via trade? Free Agency? We have some thoughts who it may come down to.
1 hr 19 min
Dec 6, 2019
#NS9LIVE! - Sexy Shelton's
Lots happening this offseason. We get into the Derek Shelton introduction, the new front office and their ease on everybody's eyes, Elias Diaz being non-tendered, Starling Marte's comments, & Dario Agrazal traded to the Tigers.
Dec 4, 2019
NS9 Episode 183-12.3.19
We bring on special guest, Nubyjas Wilborn to talk Front Office, Starling Marte, Winter Meetings, Atlanta, Twitter, and more!
1 hr 4 min
Nov 24, 2019
NS9 Episode 182-11.24.19
Cherington officially announced as GM - Ryan has a bit of issue with the initial presser. With all of Pittsburgh Media there alongside of Bob Nutting (since they claim he is never around to ask questions) why didn't they ask him anything? What else was missing from this, and did it really matter? The Pirates made the 40 man roster official. We discuss who was added and who was not/DFA'd. Nobody is 100% certain which direction Cherington is going to take this organization this offseason. Will it be a full blown teardown? A retooling of some sort? Or will he attempt to get this team into a position to be somewhat competitive? With the first two being most likely, who is then on the block and what are the Pirates looking to do?
1 hr 17 min
Nov 17, 2019
NS9 Episode 181-11.17.19
Ryan & DiNardo came together in the same place just for this special show! The Pirates have taken another major step towards the complete overhaul of the Front Office by selecting their new GM - Ben Cherington. Some may say he's Neal 2.0, but he's definitely at bare minimum Neal With Swag! We give our thoughts on this selection and talk what it may mean going forward into this offseason. Is Marte & Kela as good as gone and/or will there be even more? Not only do we give you these medium rare takes, but we dive into Cherington's personal journey in life which left us quite impressed. Some news & notes to discuss such as Erik Gonzalez's broken foot, Gabe Kepler hiring, Hurdle retiring, Cruz hired in Milwaukee, & Cole being snubbed the Cy Young.
1 hr 11 min
Nov 11, 2019
NS9 Episode 180-11.10.19
1 hr 20 min
Nov 6, 2019
NS9 Episode 179-11.5.19
The 2019 MLB Season has officially wrapped up! Ryan & DiNardo discuss the Word Series while talking about the 2020 World Series Odds where the Astros & Yankees are favored. Lastly, we also give an in-depth look at the new GM and Managerial search from the Pirates based on the latest news & rumors.
1 hr 8 min
Oct 28, 2019
NS9 Episode 178 - 10.28.19
Insert willsmithstandingaloneinlivingroom.gif Where did everybody go? We are as amazed as you knowing that today on 10/29/2019 the Pittsburgh Pirates are without Clint Hurdler, Ray Searage, Neal Huntington, and Frank Connelly. Today the Pirates announced the firing of Neal Huntingon and then introduced their new President, Travis Williams (Not Trevor Williams). This episode is basically Ryan & DiNardo talking on everything that transpired today, why it took so long to do, and what it means going forward. Good stuff, people!
1 hr 21 min
Oct 25, 2019
#NS9LIVE! - The Fanboy Awards
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Fanboy Awards. Tonight, Ryan & DiNardo present some of the most prestigious awards to ever hit the 412 (hopefully we do not get sued for this). It is a night of laughter, sadness, joy, & White Claws! Not only do we bring you awards, but we also provide the live entertainment as 1408 performs their latest single 'Respirator.' Check us out on Twitch every Thursday @ 10PM: https://www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Hit up our website: https://www.northshorenine.com Be part of our Patreon Community and help support: https://www.patreon.com/northshorenine Also make sure to check out 1408 and their latest EP: Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/jiggety-jog-ep/1467173717 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5g2DIyfxo0lWX9gqy0cLeI?si=q-PHTzcHSh2qRNxkjDeUbw Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aPY_9Vt2wg
Oct 20, 2019
NS9 Episode 177-10.20.19
Welcome to the 2019 World Series, Nationals & Astros! It's the early offseason so you know we have to talk a little about the upcoming World Series. Who is looking forward to this matchup? Well, we are. Next up, it was released that the MLB has a major proposal to change the landscape of MiLB. With removing 42 teams, improving facilities and wages, realigning the teams, and changing the draft, we discuss our takes and thoughts on the possible changes. You can now add Stubby Clapp to the list of potential managerial candidates and nobody (not even Stubby himself) can be happier about this potentially happening that DiNardo. I am so sorry, folks. Lastly, we wrap up the show discussing the players in the Arizona Fall League such as Oneil Cruz & Jared Oliva. Who is having a monster showing and really improving his prospect stock? Remember to tune in this week to Twitch as we present our 2nd Annual Fanboy Awards: www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Be part of our community in joining our Patr…
1 hr 9 min
Oct 16, 2019
NS9 Episode 176-10.15.19
Pretend today is Sunday and everything is normal! Ok, so we may or may not have released this on our regular time but it's just as average as ever. We start of by talking the latest of the MLB Playoffs. How about those Nationals!?!? From here we transition into the latest on the Pirates managerial search - just in case Ryan doesn't lock down the position. What names have been mentioned, what pattern's we are finding in this, and what qualities some of these guys possess that could help or hurt their chances. Either way, it just can't be Jason Kendall! The offseason is about to officially begin so why not begin to talk payroll. We breakdown who the Pirates have under contract for next season, the projected arb figures released by MLBTrade Rumors, what the total payroll estimates to be at, if they will add to the payroll, and what the chances are on a Starling Marte trade. Also, make sure to tune in to #NS9LIVE! next week as we will be doing our Fanboy's Award Show. twitch.tv/northsho…
1 hr 14 min
Oct 6, 2019
NS9 Episode 175-10.6.19
Pirates Playoff's SZN! As in, all the ex-Pirates are playing in the playoffs, but why is this sooooo annoying to hear about every day? Seriously, there is no reason to hear about all the ex-Pirates in the playoffs right now and you need to stop. We also talk about the Searage/Prince firing and how pathetic Searage came off with what he said about his firing and tenure. Time to take one final review of The Plank and our Over/Unders on the year. Find out who did well and who did not. Ryan has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the managerial position. More on this to come this Thursday live on #NS9LIVE! You will definitely want to make sure you are live watching this week. northshorenine.com twitch.tv/northshorenine podhubnetwork.com
1 hr 7 min
Sep 29, 2019
NS9 Episode 174-9.29.19
It's the Blass Episode, but first we recognize the loss of Jason Rollison this past week. We may not have known Jason personally, but we reflect on what he meant for us and challenged us. With the final three games of the season, the Pirates did a great job sending off Steve Blass (especially Kevin Newman to walk it off Friday night!) We play soundbytes throughout the show of Steve. Now the news everyone is talking about - Clint Hurdle has been fired. Let's just say this portion is packed with lots of thoughts and information. Was it right? What does this mean for the near future? Check our website: www.northshorenine.com Watch us on Twitch Thursday's @ 10PM: www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Join and support our Patreon: www.patreon.com/northshorenine
1 hr 15 min
Sep 23, 2019
NS9 Episode 173-9.22.19
We open up with some banter but the mood quickly turns as we discus the Felipe situation. DiNardo gets pretty fired up about a few things that has really bothered him. As hard as it is still, we try to talk how this does effect the Pirates plans heading into 2020 and what it may mean for Neal Huntington. We take to twitter to answer some questions! Check out our website: www.northshorenine.com Check out #NS9LIVE! www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Come support: www.patreon.com/northshorenine
1 hr 6 min
Sep 16, 2019
NS9 Episode 172-9.16.19
What three moves would you make to get this team back to contending? With no payroll restrictions Ryan & DiNardo play GM to see if it can be done. We answer some twitter questions and find out that DiNardo appreciates Jalapeno Hannah's handbag and Ryan likes Jacoby Brissett. Lastly, we play the newly infamous game - 'How Many Bucs Do You Give' Check us out at: www.northshorenine.com Support at: www.patreon.com/northshorenine Watch us livestream at: twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 8 min
Sep 11, 2019
NS9 Episode 171-9.10.19
Ryan & DiNardo start the show out by discussing the latest - a fight between Crick & Vazquez. Ohhhh brother... We also bring on Cory Giger to discuss Michael Ryan and a little bit of Oneil Cruz.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 2, 2019
NS9 Episode 170-9.1.19
First of all, how is it September already? Anyway, Ryan & DiNardo return for another episode. DiNardo talks some on his trip back to PA and what is awaiting for him now in Jacksonville. As we begin our Pirates talk, we touch on this latest 4 game sweep of the Rockies and how its clearly counterproductive for what needs to happen. Surely we jest, but also no. The Rockies have now surpassed them in the draft order standings. We then hit on some major key contributors such as Kevin Newman & Bryan Reynolds. Both have been pleasantly surprisingly good this year, but just how sustainable is their play? What can we expect going into 2020 with these two players? We rundown The Plank we set at the beginning of the season to see where we stand on some pre-season predictions. It is pretty clear who will be owing a case of beer this offseason. Lastly, we introduce a new segment called 'How Many Bucs?' Find out just how many Bucs Ryan gives on the topics DiNardo presents him. Make sure to che…
1 hr 1 min
Aug 25, 2019
IT'S THE LIVE PODCAST! We are joined by Joey Bag Of Donuts and Tim Taggert as we discuss what is on our minds. We go into Mitch Keller, Cervelli, the front office, and more.
1 hr 19 min
Aug 19, 2019
NS9 Episode 168-8.19.19
Welcome to the North Shore Nine, sponsored by Xanax. This week Ryan couldn't make the show (probably at home drinking beer and playing video games) so joining DiNardo will be friend of the show - Joey Bag Of Donuts! Where do we start? Well Neal Huntington spoke words. Strings of meaningful words together elude Neal and we are here to break them down. Simulations, Volquez's, & Excitement! Joey & DiNardo discuss this front office and the issues this team is severely struggling from. DiNardo mentions of his tweet (How Nutting & the payroll had so little to do with this years problems) and further comments on it. Who is safe and who is getting the axe? People, I am sorry but this show is definitely a vent session. I once again thank Joey and you can catch him and his podcast at: The Donut Bag: www.podhubnetwork.com/thedonutbag Catch us live Thursday's on Twitch for #NS9LIVE! www.twitch.tv/northshorenine
Aug 12, 2019
NS9 Episode 167-8.11.19
Fun show everyone. The Pirates are now 4-24 since the break. Why should everybody be happy right now? Well we will tell you. Also, Jim Rosati from North Side Notch joins to air some grievances.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 5, 2019
NS9 Episode 166 - 8.5.19
That trade deadline was something. Ok, let's be honest...Felipe not being traded was a good thing. The only moves being Lyles and Dickerson was a bit shocking. How does NS9 feel about them? Let's just say DiNardo goes on a rant. It may or may not include international money. Don't let people give you false information on Nick Kingham. Jung Ho DFA'd. Don't let people give you false information that it was just about money. Erik Gonzalez and Pablo Reyes were the corresponding moves. Ryan is a bit triggered that Kevin Kramer is still sitting in Indy. Make sure to come to the next Live Podcast on 8/24! Check us out on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Check out our Patreon: www.patreon.com/northshorenine
1 hr 2 min
Jul 28, 2019
NS9 Episode 165-7.28.19
It's just days before the trade deadline and the Pirates are bad. Our analysis could and probably should just stop there, but we go a little deeper. This week we talk about Keone Kela's 2 game suspension and some hot takes about it. Of course, we dive into Felipe Vazquez and the trade rumors swirling around him. Will he even get traded? If so, where will it be? Do the Pirates stop with him? What is in store for this team in it's future. Lastly, we bring on Josh Brown to gloat about his preseason bet with Ryan on Francisco Liriano. We also get his viewpoint on the deadline and this team's problems.
1 hr 17 min
Jul 21, 2019
Ns9 Episode 164 - 7.21.19
46-52. The Pirates are officially 5.5 games back in the Wild Card race and 7.5 back from the Division. Today, Huntington said, "We're approaching this deadline optimistic that we want to do everything we can to get this team to the postseason." Sell. Sell. Sell. There appear to be many team in the NL still technically in the hunt. This could make this deadline more of a sellers market. Compound that with what the Tigers re asking for Shane Greene and is it truly the time to trade Felipe? What can a return truly be? Is it possible for Neal to screw this up? We haven't talked much of Dario Agrazal, so we do now. How has he done and what is his future you ask? We will let you know. Lastly, DiNardo has beef with Instant Replay and he gets it off his chest. Why, when it gets so many things right, does it get so much wrong during a specific play!? Check out our website: www.northshorenine.com Check out our Twitch where we stream Thurs. @ 10PM: www.twitch.tv/northshorenine Check out ou…
Jul 18, 2019
NS9LIVE! - Let's Get Some Aliens
We introduce a new NS9LIVE segment called 'Down On The Farm' where we talk and give our biweekly updates on players within the Pirates farm system. Today Baseball America released their updated Top 30 Prospects, so what a day to begin. Get the new FaceApp? DiNardo sure did!! How do you feel about your information being available now? We ran a poll and the numbers say a lot about the way society reacts today. Regardless of the information, how will we ever be able to trust a photo ever again in our lives if we couldn't already?? Lastly, there are about 1 Million people signed up to rush Area 51 and get themselves an alien, because - 'They Can't Catch All Of Us!' Well, that lead Ryan & DiNardo to think...if you could create a team of 5 Pirates to rush Area 51, who would you bring? We do a fantasy draft in our game of 'Who's Rushing Area 51?' Follow us on Twitch Thursday's @ 10PM: twitch.tv/northshorenine Join our Patreon: patreon.com/northshorenine Always catch us on our website: no…
Jul 14, 2019
NS9 Episode 163-7.14.19
It's the series after the All-Star Break which means We Don't Win Anymore! This week we talk about Josh Bell and Home Run Derby. First off, Josh Bell gave us a good showing however it just was not good enough to advance. Though, is the Home Run Derby back?? Ryan & DiNardo talk about the new format and just how much they loved it. What a showing by Joe & Young Vlad as well. Last week we discussed how Cervelli's catching days were over and where he fit on this club going forward. Well apparently that was fake news?! How does DK either lie about this or report on it the way he did? Regardless, with this updated information what exactly does it mean for Cervelli and the club now? Erik Gonzalez finished his rehab start by way of injury? OR - check this out - the Pirates couldn't believe how poorly he did and gave him another injury to have. Also, Keone Kela has officially started his rehab stint. We discuss what Kela's future with the Pirates may be. Marte, the liability. Our column: L…
1 hr 17 min
Jul 7, 2019
NS9 Episode 162-7.7.19
What if we told you in the offseason that going into the break the Pirates would be 2.5 games out of 1st place? Well we answer that for you, though it may not be as glorious of an answer as it was in 2015. Also, we thank everyone again for their contribution to the NS9 Pirates Charities Backpack Raffle where we collected $2,250 and were able to raffle off 9 backpacks. We also talk about the revamping of our Patreon where you can help support us while getting some pretty cool things in return. Onto more baseball...The Pirates hammered the Brewers & Cubs this past week and have played very well since June and this rough stretch vs teams above .500 (and likely with higher run differentials and Ivan Nova's pitching for them). What does this mean for the club and should they be buyers or sellers if the trade deadline were today? Josh Bell and Felipe Vazquez will be heading to Cleveland to partake in the All Star game, while Josh Bell will also be part of the Home Run Derby. Ryan & DiNard…
1 hr 14 min
Jul 2, 2019
Pirates Charities Raffle Selection
We go live to announce the winners of our Pirates Charities Backpack Raffle. Congratulations to all of our winners and a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed. We collected $2,250 this year and were able to raffle off 9 backpacks in total. This surpassed everything we could have imagined and already can't wait to do it again next year. check us out at https://www.northshorenine.com https://twitter.com/northshorenine https://twitch.tv/northshorenine
Jul 1, 2019
NS9 Episode 161-6.30.19
So much for out Gerrit Cole predictions! We break down this week in Pirates baseball as Pittsburgh came out and put a whooping on the Astros but failed to capitalize on the Brewers. Both DiNardo & Ryan thought Cole would pitch very well, but in turn he looked very Vintage Piratey Cole. Also, what got into Clint Hurdle Friday night pitching Vazquez in the 8th inning of a tied ball game? Josh Bell ends up making the All Star game after all and is the lone Pirate participant. Are we surprised? Do we even truly care? The Pirates have announced that they will be putting up netting extending out to the foul poles. Find out why this is not a horrible thing and all of you who bash the millennials need to chill. Lastly, we bring on friend of the show and Pittsburgh's favorite L.A. reporter - Michael J. Duarte, for some Felipe Vazquez trade talk. Find out why he may just still be in Pittsburgh after all.....or will he?
1 hr 6 min
Jun 23, 2019
NS9 Episode 160-6.23.19
Newman walks (literally) it off!! We are in studio watching the last of the Padres game while talking about the Padres game. Like why did Marte bunt? And why did they have Hartlieb pitch there and also not have anyone else warm up? Anywho...This was a good week on the win/loss column but is that actually good for the Pirates who now find themselves just 5.5 games back in the Division and 4 in the Wild Card? While we are glad the Pirates are doing well the last thing we want to see is a trick to this front office and them thinking they can compete at this deadline. Gerrit Cole will face off against Trevor Williams. Who's ready for the meltdown? #ROYnolds We dive into what Steven Brault has been doing ever since he entered this rotation full time (teaser it is really good). Have we seen the last of Chris Archer's sinker? Does this also mean a turn around for Joe Musgrove? Josh Bell seems likely to be in this years MLB Home Run Derby. We will tell you why it's a good thing and that…
1 hr 22 min
Jun 21, 2019
NS9LIVE! - Top 10 Favorite Non Pirate Players
With just 2 games being played since the last podcast there really isn't much to talk about the current team - besides that they clearly should sell. The Pirates will be coming into Gerrit Cole's new town this upcoming week so Ryan & DiNardo give their prediction while disclosing what they're hoping to see from Pirates Twitter. We also run down our list of favorite top 10 non Pirate players and apparently learn a lot about ourselves.
Jun 17, 2019
NS9 Episode 159-6.16.19
Oh boy! This is an interesting show. We start off by talking about our Pirates Charities Raffle ( which you can donate by going to northshorenine.com/charitiesraffle ) and all the cool stuff that's happening with that. Then it gets interesting. Ryan & DiNardo talk about the state of the Pirates organization. What direction are they going? Who are they trading? Is it time for Hurdle & Searage to go? Does this mean it's Jeff Banister SZN? Is even Neal Huntington's job safe? Is Chris Archer a Pirate in 2020? We get right down to it and you will surely not want to miss this. Lastly, we round out the show by talking about the Pirates draft and their top two picks they've signed. Catch us again this Thursday on Twitch for another NS9LIVE! twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 21 min
Jun 10, 2019
NS9 Episode 158-6.9.19
What can we say - it was another disappointing week capped by a very disappointing loss. How bad is Hurdle's bullpen management costing this team? We dive into all the recent transactions including out outlook on Kang & Tucker. With Kang out of the lineup just how good has Colin Moran been? Lastly, we give our weekly Josh Bell stat.
1 hr 22 min
Jun 7, 2019
NS9LIVE! - The Return Of Corey Dickerson
Ryan returns to NS9LIVE! In this show we recap the Live Podcast from this past weekend, the return of Corey Dickerson, what to do with the 5 outfielders, should Staring Marte be traded, and is Steve Blass a racist. Make sure to follow along Thursday's at 10PM at twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 10 min
Jun 2, 2019
NS9 Episode 157-6.1.19 The Live Podcast
First we want to thank everyone who came out to the Live Show! We also want to give a special shout out to Danny from The Working Stiff's podcast who really helped put this whole thing together as well!! In this week's show, we talk about the latest week of Pirates baseball vs the Reds and Brewers. We discuss how impressive it actually is that this team is at .500 to this point with all the injuries. Josh Ruga joins us as we talk Nick Kingham, Steven Brault, and Ke'Bryan Hayes and Ruga's twitter takes. Chaz tells a great story of when his grandfather was offered a contract by Honus Wagner. Captain Chris from the Renegades of the Rotunda brings DiNardo the Pink Pirates hat and gives his take on the pitchers and who needs to step up and the dominance of Josh Bell. Then, Josh Brown talks Liriano & gloats his bet he made with Ryan about Liriano being a top 3 reliever. Headlining the show (Nobody tell him otherwise) Joey Bag Of Donuts gives us his insight on what it is like to record 7 pod…
1 hr 35 min
May 27, 2019
NS9 Episode 156-5.26.19
We don't win anymore! What an awful week it has been for the Pittsburgh Pirates who tried blowing the one and only game they won. This week, we wrap up the awful week but dive much further into Chris Archer and the pitch that is a catalyst to his struggles. We will also talk a little but about Joe Musgrove and his fastball. Is the opener working? Should it ever happen again? Why are they using people like Michael Feliz to do it?? Mitch Keller is making his MLB debut on Memorial Day. This move has the ability to help stabilize the rotation, but what actual expectations should we have for this young prospect? Ryan & DINardo will tell you for just how long to expect him up. Hello, Newman! It is time. We discuss why Kevin Newman should be the starting short stop at this very moment and if there is room for the other half of the Seinfeld duo on this team. We answer your mailbag questions along with a Hall of Fame question.
1 hr 30 min
May 19, 2019
NS9 Episode 155-5.19.19
JB Shuck Doo Doo Doo, NO! We will not sing that song, but we will talk about JB becoming a two way player!? The reason this is even happening is because of all the injuries and lack of performance in the bullpen, so why not talk about the newest flavor of the week - Geoff not Jeff Hartlieb. The Opener seemed to work this week vs San Diego. Is this something the Pirate need to stick with? Josh Bell continues to be All Man All Amazing and we break down his latest feat and great week. There's also some other standout on offense that are quietly putting it together and we will tell you all about them. Lastly, we revisit out Over/Unders since we are about 25% through with the season and guess who is not looking too good? (Here is a hint - he picked Josh Bell to hit under 17 1/2 homers!) Sign up for our Live Podcast on June 1: www.northshorenine.com/ns9livepodcast Make sure to follow us on Twitch to catch NS9LIVE on Thursday's art 10PM: twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 22 min
May 17, 2019
NS9LIVE! - Noah Hiles
Noah Hiles joins this week. Noah gives his thoughts on how he would handle the Taillon injury going forward. Brault? Kingham? Opener? Also, he gives us a look behind the scenes in the press box and what a typical day is covering the Pirates. Lastly, we play a game of Guess Who? The losers are the people listening, but neither Noah or DiNardo want to take the L and do the task given to them. northshorenine.com twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 23 min
May 12, 2019
NS9 Episode 154-5.12.19
Happy Mother's Day!! The Pirates are officially 3 games above .500 and tied with the Cardinals and it is a wonderful feeling considering all things. We discuss this past week's series with the Rangers and Cardinals. We also gained some inside information about the gifts guys within the organization gave to their mother's today. We give you your weekly reminder that Josh Bell is a man, but also that Gregory Polanco is definitely a man as well. Discuss the legitimacy of Frankie being a bullpen pitcher this year (looks like Josh Brown is going to be a guest on our show). Finally, we throw in a quick talk about the Chris Stratton addition. Make sure to sign up for the NS9 Live Podcast at www.northshorenine.com/ns9livepodcast and also watch us on Twitch this Thursday at 10PM EST with guest Noah Hiles www.twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 25 min
May 6, 2019
NS9 Episode 153-5.6.19
We Win Again! Yes, there are a plethora of more injuries but the Pirates are back to winning games and find themselves above .500. We talk about the depth of this team and what it has meant to their success. We also talk about the recent takes by multiple local media members and why this town just can't find decent guys? Shout out to Alan Saunders and a late night Bucco Thread he posted as we give our two cents on it. Lastly, we talk about the Archer trade and reflect on our thoughts then and now. Check us out at the Live Podcast 6/1!!
1 hr 13 min
May 3, 2019
NS9LIVE! - w/WagnerToCutch
Another #DrunkTalk with WagnerToCutch! This time, the infamous WTC is unmasked and revealed to the world. We talk everything from Cinco De Mayo, Pirates hitting situation, to random Pirates trivia that may or may not include shots!
Apr 28, 2019
NS9 Episode 152-4.28.19
What rhymes with fate fame foosing freak? It's been a brutal week for the Pirates playing the NL West. The pitching has been below average and the hitting has been as bad as _______ in Avengers Endgame. We talk all things bad about the Pirates this week - so basically the Pirates. The injuries that have happened, the decisions made, Jung Ho & Moran's recent play, and the upcoming series vs the Texas Rangers. Fun times...
1 hr 11 min
Apr 21, 2019
NS9 Episode 151-4.21.19
Cole Tucker SZN! The Pirates front office does something out of the ordinary in brining up Cole Tucker and Bryan Reynolds and it is already paying off. Ryan & DiNardo talk about this decision, what it means for now and the potential future, and why Tucker may never see the minor leagues again. The Pirates are off to a great start as they currently lead the NL Central but have been doing it with a very weak lineup that's showing a lot of JB Shuck and Pablo Reyes. Why this is actually something to be optimistic about going forward. The Pirates rotation has been stellar so far and we break down why these guys are having this success, if it's sustainable (to the degree of the entire staff staying good - not best ever), and why a certain 'Ace' can actually even improve. We also give props to a Felipe Vazquez who may be making a national case of being the best reliever that is out there.
1 hr 22 min
Apr 18, 2019
NS9LIVE! - With Joey Bag Of Donuts
Joey from The Donut Bag joins as we talk about the (surprising?) start of the Pirates season. The return of Polanco, Diaz, Chisenhall, & Dickerson. What's In The Box? Disney Top Princesses Fantasy Draft check us out at twitch.tv/northshorenine
Apr 15, 2019
NS9 Episode 150-4.15.19
With Ryan dipping into his PTO DiNardo is joined by WagnerToCutch this week. With beers cracking away you know it's a good show as they talk the Pirates roster so far this season. The Starters success, the optimism with the hitting, and the struggles of the bullpen. Hear the players we now believe in a full breakout season! We also answer your questions from player development to best setup man in NHL 19.
1 hr 22 min
Apr 7, 2019
NS9 Episode 149-4.7.19
It's been a hell of a week with lots happening! Without set topics on hand, Ryan & DiNardo run down this week of events and talk about all Pirates such as bullpen & their meltdowns, the #1 rotation in baseball currently, Chris Archer's Opening Day start and why Zeise and the other media members takes were awful as usual, the rash of injuries, the upcoming Cubes series, and much more.
1 hr 21 min
Apr 4, 2019
NS9LIVE! - Are The Pirates OK w/ Smitty from Around The 412
Smitty from Around The 412 joins this week as we talk the first week of Pirates Baseball! Injuries, bad bullpen pitching, & defense has really hurt this team so far. Do we think this is going to continue? With Jason Martin likely making his debut, what do we expect from him? We do our very first 'What's In The Box' Trivia segment where @camkrotec is the very first winner (and first time follower on Twitch!). Lastly, we talk about the albatross which is Pittsburgh Media. Why do people like John Steigerwald and Paul Zeise exist and represent the city of Pittsburgh?
Mar 31, 2019
NS9 Episode 148-3.31.19
BASEBALL SEASON IS BACK!!! We discuss the first two games of the season and the things that stood out such as Thrilliams start, Marte's Migraine, Burdi's 3 K's, and Hurdle's decision to keep Taillon in. Ryan & DiNardo also provide their yearly Over/Unders on the National League team win totals as well as individual Pirate player statistics. You can find those in The Plank right here: www.northshorenine.com/the-plank
1 hr 30 min
Mar 26, 2019
NS9 Episode 147-3.24.19
Ryan and a not-so-special guest (WagnerToCutch) wrap up the NL Central deep dive with the Reds, give out all our NL Over/Unders for the season including our prediction for Pirates win total and we talk Liriano and Melky making the opening day roster.
1 hr 29 min
Mar 18, 2019
NS9 Episode 146-3.18.19
DiNardo is fresh off of Spring Training 3.0 and talks his time celebrating St. Paddy's Day weekend watching baseball with some real life Pirates (and also how Ryan spent it at home doing nothing). The Pirates announced some roster moves which were not too surprising, but also officially announced the starting SS & 3B. We tell you if there was something surprising to this. We continue our NL Central Preview by breaking down the St. Louis Cardinals. Lastly, we take a look at the current roster and give our takes on what the batting order 'should' and 'will' likely look like in 2019. What are your thoughts?
1 hr 15 min
Mar 10, 2019
NS9 Episode 145-3.10.19
We are now about halfway through Spring Training and discuss what we've noticed so far. From standouts like Hayes, Dickerson, Tucker, & Archer to guys who we have some concerns about - Kang, Bell, Newman, Gonzalez, and everyone fighting for the #5 spot in the rotation. Keone Kela is now apparently talking to media again! DiNardo also discusses what he saw from him in his latest Spring Training outing in which he gave up 3 homers. We continue our NL Central Preview by breaking down the Chicago Cubs who may have the highest ceiling of all the team, but there are some real areas of concern.
1 hr 14 min
Mar 3, 2019
NS9 Episode 144-3.3.19
Imagine being so salty about a player wishing not to talk to the Pittsburgh media? Anyway, we start off the show talking about the recent Bryce Harper signing by Philly. 13 years and $330 million. Is that good? Bad? Indifferent? Also, why is NS9 hammering the comparison to Starling Marte again? Next we dive into what the first week of Spring Training has given to us - which has basically been injuries. Hear if we think Elias Diaz will be ready for this year's Opener and what's going on with Chisenhall. Another note from Bradenton, where are the good players at? Lastly, we kick off out NL Central Preview by breaking down the Milwaukee Brewers and our thoughts on their team as it currently stands.
1 hr 14 min
Feb 25, 2019
NS9 Episode 143-2.24.19
IT'S BACK! Yesterday was the very first spring training game and DiNardo was there to witness the first #raiseit of 2019. We talk about his trip, Ruga's Babe Ruth moment, and Kang's & Hayes 2 bombs apiece in today's game. We also dive into the quotes that Bob Nutting said (which means not much good) and what they really mean. The Padres signed Manny Machado and the Phillies are on the verge of acquiring Bryce Harper?
1 hr 16 min
Feb 21, 2019
NS9LIVE! - What's In The Box with Joey Bag Of Donuts
This edition of NS9LIVE we bring on Joey Bag Of Donuts from The Donut Bag Podcast. Recent reports state that Gregory should potentially be ready for Opening Day. What does this mean for the Bucs, Gregory, and poor Chisenhall? We then talk about the people who should stop talking - Bob Nutting. This week he spoke and it went as well as you would imagine. Was he right in what he said though? Maybe... We giveaway "What's In The Box?" Talk about the Cubs shirt which was recently released and apparently spotted by Yahoo! Cubs fans were extremely salty. Joey and DiNardo then rank their top 10 Little Debbie Snack Cakes. Follow us on Thursday's @ 10 PM EST at twitch.tv/northshorenine
Feb 17, 2019
NS9 Episode 142-2.17.19
Baseball is back in Bradenton!! We've seen all the Polanco workout videos but now we have been blessed with videos and pics from Bradenton from most of the team. Along with the picks some quotes from Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle. Are there really any issues with what they said? Also, we dive into the extensions that were just signed by Aaron Nola and Luis Severino and then discuss if Jameson is next in line. More importantly, would Taillon even be willing to sign an extension and how much may his be for? Lastly, Rapsodo has been making its round across Spring Training sites and twitter. With much talk surrounding it, we discuss the information it provides, why its important the Pirates are using it, and why everyone needs to be more open minded to technology and the information that it brings for baseball. Also, we will live on Twitch this week with Joey Bag Of Donuts at 10 PM EST on Thursday! Make sure to follow us and join in on the fun: twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 17 min
Feb 11, 2019
NS9 Episode 141-2.11.19
We must be at a low place because Garth Brooks is coming to play ball with the Pirates! This week, DiNardo & Ryan are here to talk about the 1,793 minor league deals the Pirates have made in the last 37 minutes. We break down the Melky Cabrera signing and how it could potentially be a good fit. Then we each talk about our possible 25 man roster heading into the season. With the new potential MLB rule changes, we provide our input on each one and let you know which rule will make us never watch baseball ever again! Don't forget to follow us on Twitch twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 22 min
Feb 4, 2019
NS9 Episode 140-2.4.19
Hello Frankie my old friend...The Pirates announce their next biggest offseason acquisition by signing Liriano to a minor league deal. Yeaahhh. Also, Dan Szymborski releases his latest ZiPS projections and we are all over it. Anything shocking with the Pirates? Reaffirming? Ryan & DiNardo let you know what it says about this year's club. Lastly, there has been lots of chatter questioning if the Pirates are trying to win and it's been grinding Ryan's gears. He and DiNardo will give you their insight on that question. Make sure to also follow and watch us on Thursday nights at 10 PM EST at www.twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 26 min
Jan 27, 2019
NS9 Episode 139-1.27.19
Welp, it's PirateFest Weekend and the Front Office did what they do horribly - talk. Ryan & DiNardo are here to discuss the payroll comments Coonelly, Huntington's comments on Gonzalez and the state of free agency, Hurdle talking about Kang & Bell, and what Taillon had to say about MLB free agents. We then take a step into the time machine and imagine this team had they not made the trades for Archer and Kela. What would be the 2019 expectations? What would this offseason look like? Also, based on this current offseason, would it make more sense to still have Meadows, Glasnow, & Baz?
1 hr 22 min
Jan 21, 2019
NS9 Episode 138-1.21.19
Manny is a Pirate! Or he isn't...oh, maybe he is ag....nope he is not now. What is the deal with all the Manny rumors? Ryan & DiNardo are here to discuss them and confuse you even more (but really, it's not happening). We show a little frustration with ownership and the state of this franchise currently, talk Reds (no idea what they are doing), discuss the Marte tweet of Michael J. Duarte, and then talk Tyler Eppler going to Japan. Ryan has a bit of homework to do, so DiNardo invites the Trash Katz on to talk a bit about Kyler Murray and the current economic issues of MLB.
1 hr 31 min
Jan 13, 2019
NS9 Episode 137-1.13.19
Disruptive Tweet Alert! DiNardo posted a tweet just yesterday in regards to Attendance in correlation to a Machado signing. As you expected, it caused a bit of a ruckus. Well we talk a little more in depth about it along with a Machado 'signing'. We then discuss the Pirates acquisition this week in Aaron Slegers, the other teams acquisitions this week (Grandal, Dozier, Lowrie, LeMahieu), and finally gauge our temperature on the offseason so far.
1 hr 13 min
Jan 10, 2019
NS9LIVE! - Manny To Pittsburgh?
Special Guest Josh Ruga joins DiNardo this week. We open up with the Pirates opening camp this week and what we think of the video showing Gregory Polanco hitting off a tee. Ruga talks Machado and the reason/possibility Bob Nutting should bring convince the rest of ownership to bring him on. We finish the show by discuss some of the remaining SS options that are out there, Nick Kingham as the #5 starter, and pizza! twitch.tv/northshorenine
1 hr 1 min
Jan 6, 2019
NS9 Episode 136-1.6.19
We got ourselves a couple of X-Factors and a Bannister. We start off the showing discussing the recent front office moves that have been made and what it means today and potentially means for the future. We then discuss the Tyler Lyons signing & answer all of your questions. They range from Spider Clowns to SS comparisons to Favorite Baseball Moment! We end the show by discussing a poll we put out and the meaning behind it.
1 hr 22 min
Dec 31, 2018
NS9 Episode 135-12.31.18
Get outta here 2018! New Year, New Me! After the NS9 hiatus, they return to talk of nothing! The Reds made a trade with the Dodgers and that is juuuusstt enough to talk about. Then we give our New Years Resolutions on 10 Pirates.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 27, 2018
NS9LIVE! - Let's Do Some Shots
North Shore Nine's Live Podcast from Twitch. Smitty from Around The 412 joining DiNardo for this installment. We have NS9 Pirates Trivia (which may involve taking a shot if you guess incorrectly), discuss the Dodgers/Reds Trade, Polanco's rehab, reactions to Cervelli's workout video, and finally as you'll requested - compare 12 Pirate players to alcoholic drinks. Happy New Years!! Follow us on twitch: www.twitch.tv/northshorenine
Dec 17, 2018
NS9 Episode 134-12.17.18
After the Winter Meetings have wrapped up, we discuss the deals that HAVE went down as well as the ones the have NOT. We will let you know why the Nova trade was a salary dump and it was a positive thing as well as why the Jordan Lyles signing could be sneaky. What will this team need to do next? Should Tulowitzski be in their plans? Also, congrats to Cutch for getting paid, but what are the Phillies doing?
1 hr 15 min
Dec 14, 2018
NS9LIVE! - Top 10 Christmas Movies
The very first edition of NS9LIVE! Straight from DiNardo's parents in New Castle, we talk the Nova trade, Lyles signing, Cervelli rumors, and give our top 10 Christmas Movies as you asked. Whose list is better?
Dec 9, 2018
NS9 Episode 133-12.9.18
LIVE at the Winter Meetings....or nah. Ryan & DiNardo are together once again, but in New Castle and not Vegas. This doesn't stop them from kicking back a few drinks and talking the offseason. We kick off the show discussing the Pirates holes, possible additions, and possible trades. We then play a game to figure out what games Neal Huntington is playing in Vegas right now! We then cap off the show with news and notes from around the league.
1 hr 18 min
Dec 2, 2018
NS9 Episode 132-12.2.18
The Calendar didn't even hit December and the Pirates have technically made TWO free agent moves. This week we discuss the Lonnie Chisenhall signing. What he can bring to this team and why it was a solid fit. We also take a look at moves around the league. Ryan shares his shock that Josh Donaldson landed just a 1 year deal while DiNardo reveals why he loves the Cano & Diaz trade from the Mets point of view. Is it possible that the Pirates missed an opportunity? Finally, we bring Ethan Hullihen on (@EthanHullihen) to talk some Pirates Payroll questions. We're GEEKED about this!!
1 hr 27 min
Nov 25, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 131-11.25.18
Happy Thanksgiving!! On this episode Ryan & DiNardo give the 10 things they are thankful for this year....but first, we must talk about this Poni guy. What another fabulous weekend from this guy, huh!? Ryan also present DiNardo a question about Kang that the Pirates are potentially missing out on. We wrap up the show discussing the 40 man roster and the players that have been protected from the Rule 5 draft.
1 hr 10 min
Nov 18, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 130-11.18.18
Fresh into the offseason the Pirates signed a free agent last week and now made an offseason trade. Look at Neal making moves! Ryan & DiNardo break down the latest trade that sent Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff packing to Cleveland for Erik Gonzalez and a couple risky arms. After discussing the trade, NS9 discusses the recent streamer projections for the 2019 season. How do you think they rack up?
1 hr 28 min
Nov 12, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 129-11.11.18
The Pirates were first to sign a free agent this year - at least we that's what our lack of fact checking has told us. Jung Ho Kang is back with the Pirates on a 1 yr $3 base deal. Both Ryan & DiNardo are a bit puzzled on what went on behind the scenes, but you'll hear what we think of the signing and what it means for Colin Moran. Also, it seems as if Jerry Dipoto is set on 'reimagining' his roster. With Mike Zunino already traded, we imagine what players the Mariners may have that could potentially help the Pirates.
1 hr 8 min
Nov 4, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 128-11.4.18
The very first moves of the Pirates offseason took place this week. Pittsburgh decided against picking up the options on Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang. We talk about the implications to this as well as the newly signed hitting coach - Rick Eckstein. We then wrap up pt. 2 of our 'Trick Or Treat' segment on pitchers. Lastly, we bring on a special guest for another addition of 'Drunk Talk'.
1 hr 35 min
Oct 28, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 127-10.28.18
NS9 vs. DiNardo's Dugout this week in fantasy - yup, Ryan won! What's that? Oh, just Ryan winning the World Series bet as well! Not looking good this week for the other member of the show. Well, we do get into the 2019 Pirates team a bit by going over the projected arbitration numbers this upcoming season and where those will land the Pirates total payroll excluding any free agent signings. DiNardo then discusses the real reason DiNardo's Dugout went on a hiatus and the details of his new project. Finally, we play a game of Trick or Treat among some of the Free Agent hitters possibly on the Pirates radar.
1 hr 27 min
Oct 21, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 126-10.21.18
Nothing like starting off the show with a little fantasy football and World Series talk, but that what a Pirates Podcast has to do during the October months. Though, tonight does mark the beginning of our offseason talk. Ryan & DiNardo take a look at the Pirates glaring weakness (it's middle infield, duh) and go about ways it can improve. Well, at least we look at ways it can potentially move, but with this weak middle infield class is it quite necessary to do? We also take a look at what other options the Pirates could look at to improve this club in 2019.
1 hr 10 min
Oct 14, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 125-10.14.18
With Gerrit Cole facing off against David Price and the Red Sox we thought it would be a great time to revisit the Cole trade to the Astros. We compare it to the package the Yankees were offering and weigh on the decision. We didn't really talk about the Jeff Branson firing last week so this week we discuss it and look towards the 'hopefully' more productive future, DiNardo and Ryan then dive into their NL over/under picks for each team to wrap up the over/under series and see just how awful they are. Lastly, DiNardo calls out the fans (Good for the brand) on their lack of participation for the Sid Meme contest and also picks the winner of the free NS9 t shirt giveaway.
1 hr 32 min
Oct 10, 2018
NS9 Podcast Episode 124-10.7.18
It's the Fanboy's Award Show! On this show Ryan & DiNardo introduce the inaugural NS9 Fanboy Awards. The categories include a variety of superlatives, moments, and actual real baseball stuff! Listen to find out who took home the most Fanboy's with them.
1 hr 29 min