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FanGraphs Audio Presents: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project: The Making of the Top 100

UMP: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, Episode 9
This is the ninth episode — and the season two premiere! — of a mostly weekly program co-hosted by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel about player evaluation in all its forms. The show, which is available through the normal FanGraphs Audio feed, has a working name but barely. The show is not all prospect stuff, but there is plenty of that, as the hosts are Prospect Men.

We used to include timestamps so you could skip around by topic, but this episode has just one topic: Prospects Week. If you’re not into that, we bet you’ll like the new into/outro music.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @kileymcd or @longenhagen on Twitter or at prospects@fangraphs.com.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 42 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Mina Kimes Considers Kyler Murray’s Choices

Episode 854

ESPN the Magazine Senior Writer Mina Kimes joins the program direct from a Miami TV studio to react to the almost-breaking news that A’s prospect Kyler Murray will not play baseball and will, instead, focus on football. Mina offers her expert opinion of Murray’s current NFL draft stock and future potential NFL success, what his decision means for baseball, and her view of the offseason’s cold stove. Follow Mina on twitter, and be sure to check out her NFL podcast, The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny.

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

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 31 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Kiley McDaniel Endeavors to Undersell Himself

Episode 853

Prospect analyst and resident bon vivant Kiley McDaniel joins the program to offer his take on the J.T. Realmuto trade, update the listening audience on his home renovations, briefly preview FanGraphs’ upcoming Prospect Week, and hear my review of Netflix’s Ted Bundy documentary.

You can find all of Kiley and Eric Longenhagen’s wonderful prospect coverage by visiting our dedicated prospects page, which can be found here.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 53 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Dan Szymborski Contemplates Sibling Rivalry

Episode 852

FanGraphs writer and ZiPS creator Dan Szymborski returns to the program to discuss, among other things, which teams’ projections he expects to change the most before Opening Day, the destructive force that is sibling rivalry, and baseball’s very cold stove. Dan also offers his official account of the Great Winter Meetings Old Fashioneds Incident, and we explore my limited, and quite strange, personal exposure to video games.

You can find Dan’s 2019 ZiPS projections as they roll out on the FanGraphs homepage, or by clicking here.

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

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 56 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Patrick Dubuque, Baseball Philosopher King

Episode 851

Baseball Prospectus’ Director of Editorial Content, and newly minted SABR Award Finalist, Patrick Dubuque joins the program to discuss ethics in baseball transaction journalism, what we might and ought to expect from baseball ownership, and various ills plaguing today’s game. We also share a few editorial pet peeves. Oh, editor talk.

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

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FanGraphs Audio: Craig Edwards Notes Several Coincidences

Episode 850

FanGraphs writer Craig Edwards joins the program to discuss this offseason’s chilly free agent market, what Yasmani Grandal’s deal may signal about the state of labor going forward, the decoupling of winning and profit in baseball, and what (apart from a strike) we might write about in the event of a labor stoppage.

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

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FanGraphs Audio: Jay Jaffe Does Exactly Three Swears

Episode 849

With the January 22 announcement of Cooperstown’s newest class around the corner, Senior Writer and Hall of Fame expert Jay Jaffe graces the program to discuss the latest HOF voting trends, the shifting standards for starting pitchers, and what we’d ideally like the institution to be. Be sure to check out all of Jay’s excellent HOF coverage for FanGraphs dot com here. And do not fret– Jay’s swears have been rendered safe for both work and any children who may be within earshot.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 51 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Jeff Sullivan Learns About the Rodeo

Episode 848

Jeff Sullivan returns to FanGraphs Audio to reflect on the time spent he and the rest of the FanGraphs staff spent in Las Vegas for the Winter Meetings, discuss a few of the trades and signings that went on there, and also learn just how it is that rodeo cowboys get bulls to buck when they ride them. The answer will disturb you.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hr 4 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen Briefly Considers Yoko Ono

Episode 847

Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen makes his triumphant return to FanGraphs Audio to discuss the offseason’s early action, including a bevy of Mariners deals, the Cardinals trade for Paul Goldschmidt, and the signing of Nathan Eovaldi. We then turn our attention to such varied topics as former University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker, the potential banning of the shift, and what we think the rest of the winter might hold.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 1 hr 2 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio Presents: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, Ep. 8

UMP: The Untitled McDongenhagen Project, Episode 8
This is the eighth episode of a weekly program co-hosted by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel about player evaluation in all its forms. The show, which is available through the normal FanGraphs Audio feed, has a working name but barely. The show is not all prospect stuff, but there is plenty of that, as the hosts are Prospect Men. Below are some timestamps to make listening and navigation easier.

1:12 – Kiley’s plan to monetize a business

1:29 – MINI TOPIC: The guys’ thoughts on MLB’s deal with MGM regarding gambling

7:45 – TOPIC ONE: Offseason moves thus far and what we think will happen

8:10 – The Mariners teardown is drawing varied opinions around the game and it doesn’t sound like it’s over yet

15:18 – Eric asks, who is the magician’s assistant?

15:50 – The guys try to figure out what the Mets are doing

22:30 – Cleveland has done a few things and may be about to do some big things

25:38 – Eric foreshadows a Paul Goldschmidt deal by mentioning the glut of fringe everyday guys that the Cardinals have stacked up

26:40 – The guys run thru the Yankees’ offseason situation, with a quick J.T. Realmuto update

29:10 – A quick look at the Diamondbacks

30:09 – Breaking down the Braves’ moves thus far

33:15 – The Padres have made a few moves and seem poised to make many more

38:09 – TOPIC TWO: Reviewing the NL Central prospect lists

38:55 – The Cardinals, mentioning: Luken Baker, Malcom Nunez, Elehuris Montero, Jhon Torres, Nolan Gorman and Dylan Carlson.

41:22 – The Pirates, mentioning: Pablo Reyes, Carson Cistulli (ugh), Jared Oliva, Tahnaj Thomas, Cody Bolton, Oneil Cruz, Travis Swaggerty

44:09 – The Brewers, mentioning: Eduardo Garcia, Trent Grisham, Lucas Erceg, Marcos Diplan, Trey Supak, Lun Zhao, Troy Stokes Jr.

50:32 – The Reds, mentioning: Nick Senzel, Jonathan India, Edwin Yon, Mariel Bautista, Josiah Gray, Bren Spillane, Danny Lantigua, Cash Case, Mike Siani, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem

58:35 – TOPIC THREE: Updating our 2019 MLB Draft rankings with the conclusion of the fall events

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @kileymcd or @longenhagen on Twitter or at prospects@fangraphs.com.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 22 min play time.)

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