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A show that explores ways to make life a little more interesting, with the intention of convincing you to entertain ideas that you wouldn't normally allow yourself to consider. These ideas would normally get thrown in the crazy basket, but there may just be some merit to them. Each episode will take you on a small journey and will start with something pretty normal… but similar to a thought process will jump around and end up discussing something a little more outrageous or fantastic. Welcom ...
 
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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, but the return of Chris Sale and a …
 
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 Chelsea discuss the exciting atmospher…
 
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 many, Jay loved this book in hi…
 
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 getting younger, how he feels abou…
 
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 Baseball and Brotherhood. Parker tells a number of tale…
 
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 went into it, as well…
 
Episode 938 This week on the show, we welcome the new president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame before a discussion about the New York clubs going in opposite directions. In the first half, David Laurila talks to Josh Rawitch about his new role as they discuss his vision for the Hall of Fame, the most popular features and plaques in the museu…
 
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 things like fam…
 
Episode 936 On this week’s show, a pair of Lens talk about the intersection of music and baseball. Plus, an extended conversation about Joey Votto. At the top of the program, David Laurila welcomes Len Kasper and Lenny DiNardo for a conversation that is a bit more about tunes than baseball. Lenny shares what it was like to face the Yankees in his m…
 
Episode 935 This week on the podcast, we welcome a rising prospect with a story to tell before having an extended chat about the current baseball landscape. To kick things off, David Laurila is joined by Ryan Fitzgerald, an infielder in the Red Sox organization. Fitzgerald shares his story of going from being undrafted to playing in the independent…
 
Episode 934 Now that the FanGraphs staff has recovered from the trade deadline, we bring you divine discussion about last week’s many moves as well as some draft fallout. To kick things off, Dan Szymborski and Jason Martinez get together to tackle the flurry of transactions we saw last week. The duo gives a thumbs […]…
 
Episode 933 In anticipation of the trade deadline, FanGraphs Audio arrives early this week, featuring some transaction predictions as well as a conversation with a former player looking to help make things better for the next generation. Dan Szymborski begins the show by welcoming FanGraphs contributors Sara Sanchez and Justin Choi to consider what…
 
Episode 932 On this week’s show, we dive deep on Canada’s team before a chat about the Trade Value series and more. At the top of the program, David Laurila is joined by Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet to weigh in on the Toronto Blue Jays, who are contending for a playoff spot in the competitive […]…
 
Episode 931 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a pair of broadcasters from the Double-A Northeast league before a discussion about this week’s All-Star festivities. To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Emily Messina, broadcast and media manager for the Reading Fightin’ Phils, and Emma Tiedemann, director of broadcasting and…
 
Episode 930 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we talk to a pair of scribes about the Chicago baseball scene before digging into the upcoming draft. At the top of the show, David Laurila welcomes Bruce Miles and Mark Gonzales to discuss their many years of covering the Cubs, White Sox, and Chicago sports more generally. […]…
 
Episode 929 On this week’s show, David Laurila has a pair of interviews with pitchers eager to discuss the nitty gritty of their craft. In the first half, David welcomes Janson Junk, a 22nd-rounder in the Yankees system who is currently dominating Double-A. The pair talk about his hot stretch and what got him there, […]…
 
Episode 928 This week on the podcast, Eric Longenhagen and Dan Szymborski go the distance to discuss the wild state of affairs in baseball. The pair begin by touching on the latest sticky substance drama, including some frisky business now that on-field checks have begun. Max Scherzer and Sergio Romo were most visibly unhappy, and […]…
 
Episode 927 On this week’s show, we get to hear true tales from the minor league experience. But first, we must address the sticky elephant in the room. We begin with Eric Longenhagen and Ben Clemens catching up on baseball happenings and with each other. What should the struggling Twins and D-backs do with the […]…
 
Episode 926 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila is joined by a pair of authors from different parts of the baseball world to talk about their work and the game. First, David welcomes Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett to the program. Tim recently wrote COVID Curveball, a book about the Dodgers’ strange 2020 championship […]…
 
Episode 925 On this week’s show, Dan Szymborski and Ben Clemens have an extended chat about baseball happenings before eventually going a little off-topic. The pair discuss what is going on with the surprising San Francisco Giants, as the club exceeds expectations and tries to make the postseason in a very competitive NL West. Dan […]…
 
Episode 924 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we ask a pair of broadcasters to evaluate the performance of their clubs before welcoming a new contributor to the pod. To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Kris Atteberry, broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, and Jared Sandler, broadcaster for the Texas Rangers. David asks Kris and Jared […]…
 
Episode 922 This week on the show, we talk about superstars, unknown stars, and no-hitters. Lots of no-hitters. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Joon Lee, writer for ESPN, and Jeff Levering, broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers. David, Joon, and Jeff discuss how we react to stars from different media markets and how today’s […]…
 
Episode 921 On this week’s show, we get fun perspectives from a reporter and a former player before an on-the-ground report from the Arizona ballfields. In the first half, David Laurila is joined by Marly Rivera, writer and broadcaster for ESPN, and Lars Anderson, former major leaguer, current music producer, and co-founder of Birdman Bats. […]…
 
Episode 920 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we cover the changing of the guard in Colorado, the beginning of the minor league season, and some strange new rule experiments. To begin the program, Dan Szymborski welcomes Renee Dechert of Purple Row and Rockies Pitch and Bryan Kilpatrick of Mile High Sports to discuss Jeff Bridich […]…
 
Episode 919 On this week’s FanGraphs Audio, we welcome a pair of broadcasters before engaging in some good ol’ staff banter. At the top of the show, David Laurila is joined by Andy Freed, radio broadcaster of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Dan Hasty, voice of the West Michigan Whitecaps. Dan recently got the opportunity […]…
 
Episode 918 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we speak to an award-winning broadcaster and an major league GM while also looking back fondly on Fernandomania. To begin the program, David Laurila is joined by Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, broadcaster for the Lansing Lugnuts and author of The Baseball Thesaurus. Jesse talks about his experiences calling live…
 
Episode 917 On this week’s episode, Brendan Gawlowski is joined by Patrick Dubuque of Baseball Prospectus to discuss the Korea Baseball Organization’s 2021 season. Brendan and Patrick each recently wrote KBO previews, and they spend the episode going over what to expect from the league this year. How will Shin-Soo Choo fair in his return? […]…
 
Episode 914 On this week’s episode, we welcome a pair of renowned writers to discuss the baseball landscape before digging into the latest projection highlights. To begin the program, David Laurila is joined by Jayson Stark of The Athletic and the Starkville podcast and Tyler Kepner of The New York Times. The trio talk about […]…
 
Episode 913 This week on FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a major league broadcaster, who brought stories from Florida and the booth with him, before we get excited about baseball’s most enticing player. At the start of the show, David Laurila sits down with Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Joe Block. David and Joe discuss how […]…
 
Episode 911 This week we welcome an all-time great of baseball analytics, discuss Fernando Tatis Jr.’s big 14-year contract, and assess one of the frustrating teams in the NL Central. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes baseball writer and statistician Bill James to the show. David and Bill reflect on The New Bill James […]…
 
Episode 910 As part of Prospects Week, this episode of FanGraphs Audio features interdisciplinary conversations between lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen and experts from non-baseball fields about the industry of competitive evaluation. At the top of the program, Eric welcomes Matt Lloyd, assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic. They di…
 
Episode 909 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, we talk to a new major league broadcaster, an astrophysicist about the deadened baseball, and a true journeyman southpaw. To begin the show, David Laurila welcomes John Sadak, the new play-by-play announcer for the Cincinnati Reds. They talk about how John went to college thinking he […]…
 
Episode 908 On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we welcome our newest writer to the program before bringing on a true baseball lifer to talk Philly sports. At the top of the show, Eric Longenhagen sits down with Kevin Goldstein. Kevin recently joined the FanGraphs staff after many years working with the Houston Astros, and […]…
 
Episode 905 On this episode of FanGraphs Audio, the crew talks to a former Dodger about pitching and podcasting before taking time to remember one of the most iconic Dodgers of all. To kick things off, David Laurila welcomes Ross Stripling to the show. On top of being a major league pitcher, Stripling is the […]…
 
Episode 904 FanGraphs Audio is back for 2021, and the crew is kicking things off by talking about the most exciting team in baseball before digging deeper into some recent research. To lead off the program, David Laurila is joined by Jesse Agler, broadcaster for the very active San Diego Padres. David and Jesse discuss […]…
 
Episode 902 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, David Laurila is joined by Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris. The pair discuss the strange 2020 season, which featured a strong performance from the left-hander. Norris also talks about going from growing up in Tennessee to living the surfer life, how great it was to play […]…
 
Episode 901 On this week’s episode of FanGraphs Audio, the gang looks ahead to the new minor league landscape set for 2021 before looking back and considering an alternate Hall of Fame timeline. To lead things off, Ben Clemens and Meg Rowley discuss their recent research on the reimagined minor leagues. How many people are […]…
 
Episode 900 In a week of Winter Meetings gone virtual, the FanGraphs crew spends some time honoring a great player we lost, previewing the Australian Baseball League, and reviewing some recent moves. At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe is joined by Shakeia Taylor to remember the late Dick Allen. The veteran slugger passed […]…
 
Episode 899 The FanGraphs crew gets together to discuss Wednesday’s non-tender deadline and the many moves surrounding it, including a longer look at one of the league’s newest free agents. To start the show, Eric Longenhagen and Jason Martinez attempt to run down the majority of the transactions from this week. While there may not […]…
 
Episode 898 FanGraphs Audio arrives early this week to bring you a conversation with a major league manager, a discussion of some very exciting mail, and an interview about the Toronto Blue Jays. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. The pair discuss managerial challenges like addressing third time…
 
Episode 897 While baseball playoffs are still underway in Asia, the major leagues continue to have their own exciting happenings early in the offseason. In this week’s episode, the FanGraphs crew is ready to talk Japanese championship matchups, curious PED suspensions, and one influential executive’s career arc thus far. At the top of the show, […]…
 
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