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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.

Aug 25, 2020

Stolen bases don't accomplish very much... except when they do. How can we square the mathematical fact that they aren't very valuable, with the historical fact that sometimes they represent the difference between winning and losing? Also: Miguel Cabrera is going to the Hall of Fame, and deservedly so. But we're witnessing his decline, and it's happening fast. Yes, he's old, but what adjustments did he make to compensate, and why aren't they really working? And was his Triple Crown season in 2012 - when Mike Trout was clearly a better player - representative of other Triple Crown seasons, or were other Triple Crown winners in history far and away the best players in the league?