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
58:35 – TOPIC THREE: Updating our 2019 MLB Draft rankings with the conclusion of the fall events
Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 22 min play time.)
Kiley McDaniel has worked as an executive and scout, most recently for the Atlanta Braves, also for the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. He's written for ESPN, Fox Sports and Baseball Prospectus. Follow him on twitter.