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                  THE BASEBALL RABBI PODCAST

 

Welcome to The Baseball Rabbi Podcast - where Pesach Wolicki and Scott Kahn talk sabermetrics and baseball history, with a dose of fandom, fWAR, and Fenway.

Apr 16, 2019

It's a well-known truism by now that baseball players are getting younger, and the Baseball Rabbi certainly agrees... kind of. According to Pesach Wolicki, baseball's aging curve is a little more complicated than the standard narrative would have you believe, and he and Scott Kahn try to identify the trends,...


Apr 10, 2019

Everyone knows that stats after eleven games are meaningless... everyone, that is, but the Baseball Rabbi. Join Pesach and Scott as they look at storylines that seem to be developing (Jason Heyward learning how to hit, the Cubs forgetting how to pitch, and the Dodgers continued brilliance as a franchise), and...


Apr 2, 2019

With Opening Day behind us, the Baseball Rabbi says farewell to three potential Hall of Famers, and reviews their exceptional (and interesting) careers. Pesach Wolicki also reads a short selection from Bill James on the meaninglessness of baseball, and explains why this parodoxically is the secret source of its...


Mar 26, 2019

Imagine if there were a skill equivalent to hitting 40 home runs in a season... and no one ever noticed that someone was doing it. Believe it or not, that's how important catcher framing is to a baseball team, and the consequences of that realization are INSANE. (Welcome to the Hall, Brian McCann!) Plus: the Dodgers got...


Mar 19, 2019

In the wake of Tom Seaver's announcement that he's retiring from public life, The Baseball Rabbi Podcast looks at his amazing career, and discusses where he ranks among pitchers all time. Pesach and Scott also analyze the new MLB rule changes - some good, some less so - and evaluate the NL East, where the...