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FanGraphs Audio provides insightful baseball analysis and commentary in a round table style discussion with your favorite FanGraphs contributors. Hosted by Meg Rowley.

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    FanGraphs Audio: Kaitlyn McGrath Talks Toronto’s Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 72:54

    Episode 987 This week on the program, we get into some Blue Jays banter before looking at how some other squads are faring after the trade deadline. In the first half, David Laurila welcomes Kaitlyn McGrath, a writer and podcaster for The Athletic focused on the Toronto Blue Jays. They talk about the surprisingly competitive […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Chad Durbin, Trade Deadline Reactions, and Vin Scully

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 91:05

    Episode 986 On this week's show, we welcome a major league veteran and Phillies broadcaster for a chat before reacting to an overwhelming week of trade deadline moves, as well as the loss of a broadcasting legend. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Chad Durbin, a TV analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies with 14 […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ben Clemens and Eric Longenhagen Talk Trade Value, Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 62:46

    Episode 985 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, Ben Clemens is joined by Eric Longenhagen for an extended conversation about this week's Trade Value Series, next week's trade deadline, and more. Eric tells us about his trip to Los Angeles, including seeing the All-Star Game, the Futures Game, and the amateur draft, before Ben shares […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ellen Adair on Being a Phillies Fan First

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 38:37

    Episode 984 This week on the show, David Laurila welcomes Ellen Adair, actor, MLB Network analyst, host of multiple podcasts and, perhaps most importantly, diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan. David and Ellen begin by discussing the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, the controversial uniformity of the uniforms, mic'd up pitchers, and which Phillies were missing […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Broadcaster Geoff Arnold on the Scorching Orioles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 91:32

    Episode 983 On this episode, we discuss the surging underdogs of the AL East before a chat about finishing up prospect lists in time for one of the most eventful weeks on the baseball calendar. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Geoff Arnold, broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles. We hear about the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ben Clemens and Dan Szymborski Devise a New Stat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 52:25

    Episode 982 On this week's episode of FanGraphs Audio, Ben Clemens and Dan Szymborski banter about recent baseball happenings before coming up with a new way to quantify how compelling players are to watch. Dan recently ran his ZiPS midseason update for each league, inspiring him and Ben to talk about the Astros and red-hot […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Katie Woo on Covering the Cards, Luke Epplin on Larry Doby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 64:59

    Episode 981 This week, we talk to a reporter covering the St. Louis Cardinals before meeting the author of a book about the unique Cleveland team that won it all in 1948. In the first half, David Laurila welcomes Katie Woo, beat writer covering the Cardinals for The Athletic. The pair begin by discussing Woo's […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Chaim Bloom Chats Secret Sauce, Jim Callis Talks Combine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 85:04

    Episode 980 This episode, we sit down with the head honcho of the Red Sox before an old friend comes by to talk about the state of the amateur draft landscape. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Chaim Bloom, chief baseball officer for the Boston Red Sox. Bloom shares his journey from […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Red Sox Lefty Austin Davis Is Taking Notes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 62:14

    Episode 979 This week on the show, we welcome a reliever in the middle of a breakout campaign before our Freaky Friday dynamic duo returns for some more banter. To kick things off, David Laurila is joined by Red Sox left-hander Austin Davis. Davis describes his journey from being traded by the Pirates to buying […]

    FanGraphs Audio: GM Nick Krall on the Cincinnati Reds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 62:31

    Episode 978 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we talk to another major league general manager before some banter about recent writing on the site. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Nick Krall, GM of the Cincinnati Reds. Krall has been with the club for about two decades, and offers insights into […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jayson Stark on Roger Angell, Aaron Goldsmith Chats Mariners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 79:01

    Episode 977 This week, we remember a legend of baseball writing before a discussion about the Seattle Mariners (and our new merch). To begin the show, Jay Jaffe welcomes Jayson Stark of The Athletic in his return to the pod as they discuss Roger Angell, who recently passed away at age 101. The Hall of […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ben Clemens and Jason Martinez on the Fresh-Faced Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 54:51

    Episode 976 This week on the show, Ben Clemens and Jason Martinez reconvene after having previously discussed the young baseball season last month. Offense hasn't been as quiet as it was in April, and bullpens have gotten a bit shaky — even before being forced to shrink (though it was announced after recording that the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Julia Morales Talks Astros, Dr. Meredith Wills Rips Apart the Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 70:51

    Episode 975 On this episode, we chat about the AL West-leading Astros before getting help from an astrophysicist as we try to understand why the baseball continues to act so strangely. To start the show, David Laurila welcomes Julia Morales, reporter for AT&T SportsNet Southwest and the Houston Astros. Morales has been covering the team […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ben Cherington on the Pirates, Jake Eisenberg on His Radio Rise

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 57:28

    Episode 974 On this week's FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila talks to a major league general manager before introducing one of the game's new radio voices. In the first half, David welcomes Ben Cherington, general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. We hear about how the Pirates are focusing on building instead of rebuilding, including how they […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen and Keith Law Report From the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 27:09

    Episode 973 On this episode, Eric Longenhagen welcomes old friend Keith Law of The Athletic back to the show to chat about the draft landscape. Eric recently returned from a trip to Florida, and the duo discuss how challenging travel logistics continue to be while trying to see amateur players. We hear about impressive prospects […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Thomas Harding Has High Hopes for the Rockies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 63:24

    Episode 972 This week on the show, we check in on the always-interesting Colorado Rockies, who have been exceeding expectations in the early going, before getting into recent beanball drama and more. To begin the episode, David Laurila welcomes Thomas Harding of MLB.com, who has covered the Rockies for decades. The pair talk about the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Inside the Twins Front Office With Derek Falvey

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 64:18

    Episode 971 On this week's show, we welcome a club's president of baseball operations to talk about his team's inner workings before we react to the exciting first few weeks of the season. At the top of the program, David Laurila welcomes Derek Falvey, president of baseball operations for the Minnesota Twins. Falvey gives us […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Hello Katie Krall, Hello Again Kiley McDaniel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 78:38

    Episode 970 This week we meet a player development coach before reuniting with an old friend who has plenty of thoughts on developing players. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Katie Krall, development coach for the Boston Red Sox. Krall has an impressive resume, having already worked in the commissioner's office and as a […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Celebrating Opening Day With Matt Bowman & Craig Calcaterra

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 61:52

    Episode 969 FanGraphs Audio is here a day early this week in celebration of Opening Day, and we have a pair of great interviews to ring in the season. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Matt Bowman, a former Cardinals and Reds pitcher who is now in the Yankees system. The pair […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Professional Positional Power Rankers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 50:30

    Episode 968 This week on the podcast, Dan Szymborski and Ben Clemens go over their work on the 2022 positional power rankings. Dan wrote about the league's catchers, so the duo discuss Will Smith's sneaky stardom, Yasmani Grandal's wild 2021 stat line, and how the importance of framing makes Salvador Perez a controversial backstop. Meanwhile, […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Alex Coffey Reports From Phillies Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 26:00

    Episode 967 On this week's show, David Laurila welcomes Alex Coffey, a sportswriter for The Philadelphia Inquirer covering the Philadelphia Phillies. David and Alex both attended Nick Castellanos' signing press conference in Florida, and discuss how the outfielder is going to fit on a team that may already struggle defensively. Alex also shares what it's […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Transaction Reactions With Eric Longenhagen and Ben Clemens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 49:42

    Episode 966 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, our own Eric Longenhagen and Ben Clemens discuss some of the numerous signings and trades of the past week. Eric and Ben talk about the first sunburn of the season, Cristian Pache's upside, Sean Murphy's hamates and trade value, and the arrival of Josh Donaldson and Isiah […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jon Bois on Dave Stieb, Louis Head on Pitching

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 63:32

    Episode 965 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we welcome a documentarian to talk about a Blue Jays legend before speaking to a major league right-hander who's on a new team. To kick things off, Jay Jaffe welcomes Jon Bois of SB Nation and Secret Base. Jay just wrote about Dave Stieb, while Jon recently […]

    FanGraphs Audio: John Perrotto Shares Pirates Stories

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 43:25

    Episode 964 This week on the show, David Laurila welcomes long-time Pittsburgh scribe and former Baseball Prospectus colleague John Perrotto to the program. Perrotto has been covering baseball long enough to remember the last labor stoppage, and he shares his perspective on the current lockout and how it compares to 1994. After that, we get […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Eric Longenhagen and Tess Taruskin Reflect on Prospects Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 63:20

    Episode 963 On this episode, we review Prospects Week before traveling back to the 1960s with a guest. At the top of the show, lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen welcomes fellow evaluator Tess Taruskin for her FanGraphs Audio debut. We hear about Tess's background and how she ended up joining the FanGraphs team before the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Adam Ottavino Talks Slider-Slinging

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 36:10

    Episode 962 On this week's episode, David Laurila welcomes veteran major league reliever Adam Ottavino to the program. Ottavino shares his thoughts on the lockout and spring training before the pair go in-depth on pitching itself. We hear about the nuances of slider usage, who the right-hander models himself after, and the idea of evolving […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Brian Garman Chats Pitching Development

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 34:51

    Episode 961 This week on the show, David Laurila is joined by Brian Garman, pitching coach for the Dayton Dragons, High-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Garman shares the story of how visiting Driveline back in his playing days — thanks to a recommendation from teammate and friend Caleb Thielbar — led not only to […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Craig Albernaz on Coaching With the Giants

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 69:40

    Episode 960 This week, we welcome a coach who is a big part of a remarkable big-league staff before a conversation about what some of us are working on and pondering lately. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Craig Albernaz, bullpen and catching coach for the San Francisco Giants. We get some insight into […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Blake Butera on Managing in the Rays System

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 30:14

    Episode 959 On this episode of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila welcomes Blake Butera, the manager of the Charleston RiverDogs, Low-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Butera, who is just 29 years old, shares his journey from playing at Boston College to being drafted by the Rays to becoming a key part of their player […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Buster Olney and Jay Jaffe on Election Season Suspense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 73:36

    Episode 958 On this week's episode, we sit down with a veteran baseball writer to talk about the Hall of Fame before hearing from a minor league outfielder with plenty under his belt already. To begin the show, Jay Jaffe welcomes Buster Olney, senior writer at ESPN and host of the Baseball Tonight podcast. Earlier […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dan Dickerson and Don Gonyea Go Way Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 44:44

    Episode 957 This week on the show, David Laurila is joined by Dan Dickerson, radio voice of the Detroit Tigers who last joined us back in episode 892, and Don Gonyea, a long-time political correspondent for National Public Radio and a diehard Tigers fan in his own right. Dan and Don share stories of their […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Rob Kaminsky Discusses the Learning Curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 24:38

    Episode 956 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila welcomes Rob Kaminsky, former first-rounder and St. Louis Cardinal. The pair first spoke back in 2014, and while Kaminsky has put a lot of baseball under his belt since then, he is still just 27 years old. We hear stories about coming up with Carson […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Manny Acta Brings Anecdotes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 56:54

    Episode 955 This week, we get stories from a baseball lifer before a casual chat about some teams that could use a little help. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Manny Acta, former major league manager, current third base coach for the Mariners, and founder of the impACTA Kids charity foundation. David […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jill Gearin Calls From Visalia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 28:41

    Episode 954 This week on FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila is joined by Jill Gearin, radio voice of the Visalia Rawhide. David and Jill discuss adjusting to broadcasting in the Arizona Fall League, interning in the Red Sox radio booth, and the occasional challenges of broadcasting solo from the press box with only your own eyes […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jay Jaffe and David Laurila Ruminate on Their Hall of Fame Ballots

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 63:58

    Episode 953 On this week's show, FanGraphs' very own Hall of Fame voters go over their ballot options before a segment about the weird offseason. To kick things off, Jay Jaffe and David Laurila discuss this year's complicated Hall of Fame ballot. They each voted for the first time last year (as discussed on episode […]

    FanGraphs Audio: 42 for 21

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 59:04

    Episode 952 On this edition of the podcast, we engage in an important Hall of Fame discussion before chatting with a pitcher on the rise. At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe welcomes Sean Gibson, executive director of the Josh Gibson Foundation; Gary Gillette, baseball author, as well as the founder and chair of […]

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    FanGraphs Audio: How the AL West Was Fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 71:17

    Episode 951 This week we attempt to react to the tidal wave of baseball news and transactions, including a focus on two teams that look like they're ready to compete in the AL West. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Matt Hicks, a radio broadcaster for the Texas Rangers, and Shannon Drayer, an ESPN […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Ballots on the Brain

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 74:34

    Featuring debates on the AL Cy Young voting and the Hall of Fame's latest era vote.

    FanGraphs Audio: Drew Saylor Talks Royals Prospects

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 69:36

    Episode 949 This week on the podcast, we learn a lot about Kansas City's farm system before a chat about potential moves before the 40-man roster deadline. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Drew Saylor, hitting coordinator for the Kansas City Royals. Saylor shares his journey to the position, and what it was like […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Frank Herrmann on Pitching in Japan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 67:57

    Episode 948 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a veteran journeyman before taking a look at FanGraphs' recently released 2022 Top 50 Free Agents list. At the top of the program, David Laurila welcomes Frank Herrmann, former Cleveland and Phillies pitcher and current Chiba Lotte Marine. Herrmann shares what it has […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Catching up With Will Carroll

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 53:16

    Episode 947 This week, we chat with an old friend before reacting to a surprise retirement and a surprise World Series champ. To begin the show, David Laurila welcomes sportswriter Will Carroll, who was David's co-worker at Baseball Prospectus over a decade ago. The pair catch up on how sabermetrics and analytics have affected the […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Kris Bubic Chats Changeups

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 39:39

    Episode 946 This week we welcome another major league pitcher before discussing a baseball icon who happens to be managing in the World Series. To start the show, David Laurila welcomes Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic. The pair reviews Bubic's pitch mix, in particular his changeup. Bubic also shares what it's like playing with […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Andrew Miller Returns, Paul Sporer Dorks Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 76:25

    Episode 945 On this episode, we welcome back a major leaguer, dork out about prospects and fantasy baseball, and dive into weird October starting pitcher usage. To kick things off, David Laurila is joined by Andrew Miller, who last appeared in episode 891. They discuss postseason start times, relievers pacing themselves vs. throwing max effort, […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Bill Koch on Baseball's Raucous October

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 54:34

    Episode 944 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we go over the first round of the playoffs before looking ahead to both Championship Series. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Bill Koch of The Providence Journal to talk about Boston's ALDS win over the Rays. Not many expected the team's season to go this way, […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Kicking off the Playoffs With Chelsea Janes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 70:57

    Episode 943 We're as excited about the postseason as you are, and this week we share some Wild Card reactions before looking ahead to the rest of October. In our first segment, David Laurila welcomes the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes, who was in attendance for both of the Wild Card games this week. David and […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Fred Harris Chats Baseball Cards, Cole Sulser Shares His Journey

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 54:24

    Episode 942 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we talk to the author of one of our favorite baseball books before welcoming a big-league arm. At the top of the program, Jay Jaffe sits down with Fred C. Harris, co-author of The Great American Baseball Card Flipping, Trading And Bubblegum Book, first published in 1973. Like […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Talking Pitching With Collin McHugh and Kyle Boddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:59

    Episode 941 On this edition of the podcast, David Laurila offers a pair of interviews with some insightful pitching minds. In the podcast's first segment, David is joined by Collin McHugh. The Rays right-hander (and occasional podcast host) talks about what it is like to be a major league veteran in a game that is […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Dave “The Cobra” Parker Shares Stories of Brotherhood

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 71:00

    Episode 940 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we sit down with The Cobra before welcoming back a friend for a prospect chat. At the top of the show, David Laurila is joined by 19-year major league veteran Dave Parker, as well as his co-author Dave Jordan, to talk about their book, Cobra: A Life of […]

    FanGraphs Audio: Jim Rosenhaus Shares Stories From the Cleveland Booth

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 67:07

    Episode 939 On this week's episode, we talk to one of the radio voices for Cleveland before a conversation about the Dominican Winter League and its recent draft. To start us off, David Laurila welcomes Jim Rosenhaus, radio broadcaster for the soon-to-be Guardians. David and Jim discuss the club's name change and the work that […]

    FanGraphs Audio: New Hall President Josh Rawitch Stops By

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 49:12

    Talking about changes in Cooperstown and the diverging fortunes of the Yankees and Mets.

    FanGraphs Audio: Bowling Green's Taj Bradley and Shawn Murnin Call From the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 25:14

    Episode 937 FanGraphs Audio is here a bit early this week, featuring a combined interview with a surging Rays prospect and his own radio broadcaster. David Laurila welcomes Taj Bradley, a 20-year-old right-hander whose strong year saw him promoted to High-A, and Shawn Murnin, the voice of the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The trio discuss […]

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