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FanGraphs Audio: Kiley McDaniel Doesn’t Care for Cats

Episode 866

Prospect analyst Kiley McDaniel returns to the program to discuss the recently concluded Trade Value Series. We discuss Kiley’s process for generating the list, a few players he expects to move into and out of the top 50 next year, the most difficult guys to place on this year’s iteration, and the curious case of Wander Franco. We also React to the trailer for the upcoming movie musical Cats.

For prospect-related tweets, be sure to follow Kiley and the FanGraphs Prospects account. And as always, you can find Kiley and Eric’s latest rankings and reports on THE BOARD.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.

Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour and 6 min play time.)


Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 7/16/18

2:00
Meg Rowley: Hi all! We’ll get started in just a second. Allow me to fetch a glass of water and issue some editing marching orders.

2:02
Meg Rowley: Ok, water acquired.

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Meg Rowley: Couple of links of interest before we get started.

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Meg Rowley: As you’ve probably seen, Kiley is off and running with the Trade Value Series.

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Meg Rowley: Today’s installment can be found here, and has links to the prior entries: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2019-trade-value-31-to-40/

2:03
Meg Rowley: Also, RosterResource depth charts are now at FanGraphs!

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FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Is Here to Rock and Roll

Episode 865

Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen returns to the program to detail FanGraphs’ recent trip to Cleveland. We discuss his impressions of the Futures Games, as well as what he looks for at showcase events like that, before contemplating the ideal format for the All-Star Game. This host also shares an embarrassing travel story, which she swears is true, and we review several particularly bad MLB.TV commercials and a few shark-related films.

For an extended Futures Game conversation, be sure to listen to the latest episode of The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, during which Eric and Kiley McDaniel discuss the prospects they saw and how their estimations of those prospects changed after last weekend. For prospect-related tweets, be sure to follow Eric and the FanGraphs Prospects account. And as always, you can find the guys’ latest rankings and reports on THE BOARD.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.

Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hour and 12 min play time.)


Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 7/2/19

2:00
Meg Rowley: Hello all, and welcome to the chat.

2:00
Meg Rowley: A few bits of housekeeping before we kick off.

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Meg Rowley: Tickets are still available for our Cleveland event, but they are going fast.

2:03
Meg Rowley: It should be a very fun time, and someone (read: Kiley) is likely to say something goofy, so if you’re in the area, join us!

2:03
Meg Rowley: We will sell tickets at the door. Those sales will be cash only.

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Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 6/25/19

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Meg Rowley: Hello all, and welcome to the chat.

2:00
Meg Rowley: It is nice to be back after a little vacation break.

2:01
Richard L: Hi Meg,

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Billy Beane: Hi Meg.

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Meg Rowley: Hi there.

2:01
Tim I: Hi Meg, 12 tm 5×5 standard: Moncada for Nola straight up? I can afford to trade offense and need SP. Thanks,

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FanGraphs Audio: Rachael McDaniel Is Prepared to Fight You

Episode 864

Rachael McDaniel, the new managing editor of The Hardball Times, joins the program to discuss Vancouver B.C., knitting, and the Blue Jays. We also explore Rachael’s approach to editing and vision for The Hardball Times. We then spend a little time on baseball brawls and feelings, and contemplate a few recent instances of baseball men behaving a bit badly.

If you would like to pitch new work to Rachael, please email an outline of the piece you’re interested in writing, along with links to examples of your prior work, to tht@fangraphs.com.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.

Audio after the jump. (Approximate 47 min play time.)


Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 6/11/19

2:00
Meg Rowley: Hello everyone, and welcome to the chat.

2:01
Meg Rowley: A few things to highlight in case you missed them during our very busy week of draft coverage.

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Meg Rowley: FanGraphs is headed to Cleveland for a Very Special Event the weekend before the All-Star Game.

2:02
Meg Rowley: We will have a fun panel of fun folks, which is why tickets are $15 (free with FanGraphs membership).

2:02
Meg Rowley: Hope to see everyone (or errr 90 of you) there.

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FanGraphs Audio: Jay Jaffe Contemplates Facial Hair

Episode 863

FanGraphs writer Jay Jaffe joins the program to discuss his impressions of the recently concluded MLB draft as a non-obsessive prospect observer, the trends and narratives that have most surprised and delighted him in the young season, and also, the free agent situations of Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel. Please note, this podcast was recorded prior to Kimbrel’s signing with the Cubs, but we think the discussion is still interesting. You can find Craig Edwards’ analysis of the Kimbrel signing here.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @megrowler on Twitter.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.

Audio after the jump. (Approximate 52 min play time.)


Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 6/4/19

2:01
Meg Rowley: Hey pals. We’ll get started in just a minute.

2:04
Meg Rowley: Ok

2:04
Meg Rowley: Hello!

2:04
Meg Rowley: Welcome the chat. Appreciate everyone’s patience.

2:05
Meg Rowley: Before I take questions, I’ll just highlight our Draft Week coverage generally, and today’s recap of yesterday’s draft action specifically: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/day-1-draft-review/

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Meg Rowley: Also, follow the FG Prospects account, where Eric and Kiley are reacting to Day 2 https://twitter.com/FG_Prospects

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Meg Rowley FanGraphs Chat – 5/28/19

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