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This week’s episode is a bittersweet one, as your favorite podcast producer (that’s me!) tells his story before saying goodbye.
Dialing in from the snowy slopes of France, Ben Clemens interviews me, Dylan Higgins, for the latest edition of FanGraphs Backstories. Ben and I talk about the gateway drug that was Moneyball, how I hopped from internship to internship, and the summer I spent in an office with Branch Rickey III. I also tell Ben about my adventures working in the Australian Baseball League, finding myself in a sticky championship celebration, and eventually finding my people at FanGraphs.
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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 51 minute play time.)
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On this week’s show, we discuss the new rules on display in spring training before reacting to Manny Machado’s new extension.
Jay Jaffe is joined by Dan Szymborski as they welcome back baseball, now with a pitch clock and bigger bases. The pair discuss the effects of these changes, such as the clock’s impact on relievers vs. starters, as well as the challenges they can create when it comes to projections. Jay and Dan also consider whether Manny Machado has earned being called just “Manny,” and how big of a factor opt-outs played in his 11-year extension with San Diego. Finally, Jay and Dan consider Shohei Ohtani’s future in the context of the Hall of Fame and discuss how much they expect him to be paid in free agency.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 45 minute play time.)
It’s Prospect Week at FanGraphs, so our scouting department shares how the prospect list sausage is made before we hear from a fellow ranker who is now on the team side.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 36 minute play time.)
On this edition of the pod, we talk to a player/analyst in the Cardinals system before hearing the story of how our RosterResource guru got here.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 19 minute play time.)
This week, we sit down with one of the bright baseball minds in Baltimore before getting our lead prospect analyst’s backstory.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 15 minute play time.)
On this week’s show, we consider the career of a potential Hall of Famer before getting to know one of our writers better.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 65 minute play time.)
This week, we reflect on the recent Hall of Fame election results before catching up with a top Pirates prospect.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 56 minute play time.)
In this episode, we get insight from a professional run-creator before turning the tables on our favorite interviewer.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 6 minute play time.)
This week on the pod, we pair a veteran reliever with a young star before interviewing one of our own fresh faces.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 16 minute play time.)
In the first show of 2023, we welcome back a beat writer friend to talk Cardinals before introducing a new series on the podcast.
Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour 9 minute play time.)