Cheap Seats Chatter: May Progress Report

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In this episode of Cheap Seats Chatter, the duo of Alex and MAK went over all of the happenings of the past two weeks, from the two no-hitters to some big prospect call-ups.

Cheap Seats Chatter: Mid-May Update


The first topic of discussion was the two no-hitters that happened last week. The duo was very impressed with John Means and Wade Miley, neither of who are flamethrowers. Alex wasn’t as excited, as Means’ no-hitter was against the Mariners and Wade Miley, a former Mariner who struggled mightily in Seattle. The duo pointed out that with four no-hitters (plus a seven-inning no-no) already thrown, we could see more than the nine that occurred in 1990.

Kelenic and Gilbert Called Up

Alex was very excited to talk about the Mariners calling up Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert. Kelenic and Gilbert are two of the highest-ranked prospects in the organization, and they are projected to be a big part of the Seattle future. Unfortunately, the M’s dropped the big debut to Cleveland.

Hot and Not

Most of this segment of Cheap Seats Chatter centered around the AL Central. The White Sox have won 16 of 21, while the Twins have struggled mightily and now own the worst record in MLB. Furthermore, the Royals lost 11 in a row, going from 16-9 to 16-20.

The Mets were the other hot team, having won seven in a row. The boys from Flushing have succeeded despite not having their roster at full strength.

The duo finished with the weekly segment on the league leaders. They were mostly surprised that Yermin Mercedes is still leading MLB in batting average.

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Mathias is a graduate student at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. He is currently studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism on the Sports Media and Communications track. He graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2021, where he studied journalism and served as the Sports Editor and Opinions Editor for the school's newspaper, The Signal. He joined Overtime Heroics as a writer in June of 2019 and became an editor in December of 2020 before taking over the MLB department in June of 2021. Mathias is also a former varsity swimmer and is the youngest of five kids.