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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.

Feb 6, 2020

95% of the headlines are merciless: the Red Sox management is either stupid, greedy, or both. But Pesach and Scott see something different going on - and after you listen to the pod, you probably will, too. Join the Baseball Rabbi for a special "Quick Release" episode about all things Mookie.


Jan 7, 2020

Ted Simmons retired as the all time hit leader for catchers - and garnered 3.7% of the Hall of Fame vote in his first year of eligibility. Why did it take another 25 years for one of the greatest catchers ever to get in? Along the way we look at THE decade of dominant catchers (it's not the 1950s), as well as...


Dec 3, 2019

The Houston Astros cheating scandal has been discussed and dissected, but the Baseball Rabbi has new statistical evidence that no one else has revealed. Join Pesach Wolicki as he crunches some numbers that produce something akin to a smoking gun. Plus: more on the Astros' historical legacy and institutional culture, and...


Nov 7, 2019

Everyone might know who's going to be the Rookie of the Year in each league, but there's a lot more to discuss regarding one of the strongest rookie classes in years. And what is "Rookie of the Year" supposed to represent, anyway - the player with the best rookie season, or the biggest upside? Plus: ranking the absolute...


Oct 31, 2019

The World Champion Nats beat the Astros, and A.J. Hinch might be responsible. What did he do wrong? The Baseball Rabbi also looks at underrated MVP Stephen Strasburg, Ted Williams-ish Juan Soto, and brilliant Yordan Alvarez (but did he actually face decent pitching?). Plus: the Cubs are the dynasty that wasn't; is it...