October 15, 2012
“Gleeman and The Geek” #63: SABR School
Topics for this week's episode of "Gleeman and The Geek" included watching an incredibly exciting postseason while trying to remember a time when the Twins were involved, the pros and cons of dog-sitting, going to "SABR School" with a tutorial on sabermetric stats and concepts, the Twins' improved farm system, Twitter's reaction to a blown save, and Delmon Young, Lew Ford, and the many other ex-Twins in the playoffs.
Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 63
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Confused about the Jamey Carroll/Alexei Ramirez point you’re making AG. Don’t both fangraphs and b-ref love Jamey Carroll’s defense? Why would he be your poster boy of a defensive player who doesn’t make a lot of errors but isn’t necessarily that good at defense. Don’t the defensive portions of WAR disagree with you?
Comment by NTR — October 15, 2012 @ 6:03 pm
I like your point about how a spread is devised. It makes you wonder if you should just always bet against the Yankees.
Comment by umpire school — October 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
I’ve been listening to your podcast for a long time and this was perhaps my favorite episode to date. As someone who has fallen in love with baseball very recently, it helped fill in a lot of the gaps in my SABR vocabulary. Along the same lines, I’d love to hear you guys do some episodes about baseball economics (e.g. What are the primary sources of a team’s revenue? Are there rules about how it must be spent? Does a team’s payroll refer specifically to it’s active roster or does it also include the coaches, farm system, front office, etc?)
Comment by J.T. — October 19, 2012 @ 10:53 am