Starkey & Mueller


What do you get when you combine a longtime local sports writer (Joe Starkey) with a brash young talk-show host (Chris Mueller)? You get Starkey and Mueller. Listen weekdays 2p-6p on 93.7 the Fan.


  • ESPN NHL Writer Greg Wyshynski

    ESPN NHL Writer Greg Wyshynski

    12/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    Greg says he has heard that Las Vegas has always been one of the places they want to be in and that the league has the desire to have the other hub city then be in Canada, partly because of the cheaper costs in Canada.  We look at the Pens first round matchup with the Canadiens and Greg laughs at how worried people were about the Pens having to face Carey Price.  Greg thinks the Canadiens would rather be in that draft lottery than be in this playoffs.  We wrap up with Greg talking about why people think he'd biased against the Pens.

  • Pirates Writer John Perrotto

    Pirates Writer John Perrotto

    12/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    John says he is not at all surprised that the players immediately begin saying they're going to reject the owners latest offer and he expects that the only way we'll see baseball is when Rob Manfred steps in and mandates it under the current agreement.  We get John's thoughts on the Pirates haul in the draft.  While talking about the draft, we ask John why fans should expect different results from the Pirates minor leaguers when the same people are in charge that were in charge under Neal Huntington.  John thinks those same people won't be around after this season.

  • Is Maurkice Pouncey Mad At Us?

    Is Maurkice Pouncey Mad At Us?

    12/06/2020 Duration: 07min

    We may be in trouble with Pouncey based off the way he responded to Andrew's tweet.

  • NFL Insider Dorin Dickerson

    NFL Insider Dorin Dickerson

    12/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    Dorin and Chris get into it over their golf games and we might be setting up a match.

  • Why Did The Pirates Draft So Many Pitchers?

    Why Did The Pirates Draft So Many Pitchers?

    12/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    Apparently the new Pirates regime really likes right-handed pitchers.  We talk about the approach to draft so many pitchers, taking 5-in-a-row at one point yesterday.  We try to guess what Cherington had to say when asked about it.

  • Bundesliga Soccer Bets And Ponis Dog Is A Genius

    Bundesliga Soccer Bets And Poni's Dog Is A Genius

    12/06/2020 Duration: 09min

    We are red hot betting Bundesliga soccer.  Andrew also tells us about an unreal move by his dog today.

  • Pirates Insider Jason Mackey

    Pirates Insider Jason Mackey

    12/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    We open up busting Jason's chops over his comparison between Nick Gonzales and Sidney Crosby in terms of their work ethics.  Jason tells us what it is that he does like about the Pirates first round selection.  We ask Jason what he thinks the expectations should be for a second baseman that goes as high as the Pirates took Gonzales.  We evaluate the current state of the Pirates middle infield and Jason says Adam Frazier is a likely trade target and Kevin Newman will need to prove that his rookie year wasn't a fluke.  As these draft picks get into the Pirates system, Jason thinks Cherington will be very different than Neal Huntington in that he won't hold them back for such a long time.

  • What If A Pittsburgh Athlete Doesnt Want To Return To Play?

    What If A Pittsburgh Athlete Doesn't Want To Return To Play?

    12/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Patrick Kane said he believes some NHL players won't return out of fear.  What if a Pittsburgh athlete decides to sit out?

  • Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette

    Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette

    11/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    We start talking with the Mike Hilton news and bring up Matt Feiler.  Ed thinks Feiler is a very good player on the Steelers offensive line that they'd be well served leaving at right tackle.  Asked what Alejandro Villanueva's future is with the franchise, Ed says he didn't have a great year last season and is now 30, so he's going to have to prove himself.  Talking with people, Ed says Villanueva's height actually works against him.  On Hilton, Ed says there were many people who thought he was too short and they wanted a bigger body there, but all Hilton has ever done is go out there and get the job done, even in the pass rush.  Despite the cap issues that could take place next year, Ed firmly believes they'll find a way to sign Cam Heyward but they, like everyone else, is in no hurry to hand out multi-million dollar deals with all the uncertainty surrounding the season.

  • Sam Monson Of Pro Football Focus

    Sam Monson Of Pro Football Focus

    11/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    Pro Football Focus just had a stat that painted Mason Rudolph in a terrible light.  We ask Sam to explain it to us and what it is about Rudolph that they don't like.

  • Mike Hilton Signs His Tender With The Steelers

    Mike Hilton Signs His Tender With The Steelers

    11/06/2020 Duration: 07min

    We are big fans of Mike Hilton and explain why he and Matt Feiler are two of the most underrated players on the team.

  • Nick Gonzales Made Us Feel Old

    Nick Gonzales Made Us Feel Old

    11/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Nick said he grew up watching Andrew McCutchen and we can't believe guys getting drafted right now are so young that they were at an impressionable age when McCutchen was in his prime.

  • Ben Badler Of Baseball America

    Ben Badler Of Baseball America

    11/06/2020 Duration: 09min

    Ben tells us what current Major League second baseman is a good comparison to the Pirates first round pick, Nick Gonzales.

  • John Shannon Of Sportsnet

    John Shannon Of Sportsnet

    11/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    John tells us why he believes that if Pittsburgh is a hub city, he doesn't believe the Penguins will play here.

  • What Do We Think Of The Nick Gonzales Pick?

    What Do We Think Of The Nick Gonzales Pick?

    11/06/2020 Duration: 10min

    Andrew worries he's Freddy Sanchez 2.0.  Chris says everything he's reading says Gonzales has good pop in his bat.

  • ATT SportsNets Bob Errey

    AT&T SportsNet's Bob Errey

    10/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    AT&T SportsNet's Bob Errey joins the show to discuss the logistics of hockey's return, his expectations for Jake Guentzel and what the young winger's return means for the Penguins.

  • Former MLB General Manager Jack Zduriencik

    Former MLB General Manager Jack Zduriencik

    10/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    Former MLB General Manager and 93.7 The FAN Pirates Pregame Co-Host Jack Zduriencik joins the program to speak on tonight's entirely virtual MLB Draft and what challenges the Pirates might face.

  • NFL Insider John Clayton

    NFL Insider John Clayton

    10/06/2020 Duration: 14min

    NFL Insider John Clayton joins the show for his weekly segment to discuss potential changes to the NFL Preseason, a return for Colin Kaepernick and his infamous "This is SportsCenter" commercial.

  • The Athletics Mark Kaboly

    The Athletic's Mark Kaboly

    10/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    The Athletic's Mark Kaboly joins the show to discuss the NFL's outlook for next season, Cam Heyward's future in Pittsburgh and the revelation that Ben Roethlisberger is going to  start unblocking people on Twitter, which might include Chris.

  • Former Pirate Andy Van Slyke

    Former Pirate Andy Van Slyke

    09/06/2020 Duration: 15min

    Talking about the product on the field right now, Andy tells us he thinks it's very disappointing.  As for what's happening off the field, Andy wants to see the players stand up to the owners and not make any more concessions than they already have.  Andy thinks the owners don't want to actually play this year and are using this as a way to test the union's strength.   That being said, Andy says Tony Clark is a weak leader of the MLBPA that has allowed the league to weaken the union.  Andy doesn't like the idea of a 48-game season and says there's no reason to even play if that's all they're going to get in.

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