SABRcast with Rob Neyer

Baseball fans, tune in this season to SABRcast with Rob Neyer, a weekly podcast hosted by award-winning author and longtime SABR member Rob Neyer. SABRcast features insights and analysis of what’s happening in modern baseball on and off the field, plus compelling interviews with figures from around the game — and music from The Baseball Project.

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Neyer is a longtime baseball writer and editor for ESPN.com, SB Nation, and FoxSports.com. He began his career as a research assistant for groundbreaking baseball author Bill James and later worked for STATS, Inc. He has also written or co-written seven baseball books, including The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (with Bill James), winner of the Sporting News/SABR Baseball Research Award, and most recently Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball Game, winner of the 2019 CASEY Award.

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Current Episode

Episode #107: April 19, 2021

Victor Rojas (FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS)This week’s guest is Victor Rojas, president and general manager of the Frisco RoughRiders, Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Before moving back into the front office, he spent 11 seasons as the TV play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Angels from 2010 to 2020. Previously, he worked for MLB Network and called TV and radio broadcasts for the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB and the independent Newark Bears of the Atlantic League, where he also served as the team’s Assistant General Manager. He is a former pitcher in the Angels organization and the son of former All-Star and Angels manager Cookie Rojas.

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What’s Rob Reading?

Brian Cashman and Billy Beane (GETTY IMAGES)

“Moneyball With Money: How Billy Beane and Brian Cashman Became Friends, Won Games, and Influenced People”
By Ben Lindbergh, The Ringer

“The two men had been foes and friends for more than 20 years, and the unlikely faces of their franchises for at least the last few. They’d repeatedly overwritten and reassembled their rosters, long outlasting any of the athletes they’d inherited—or, for that matter, the GMs they’d gone up against in the 1990s, an era whose statistics and technology were closer to Ty Cobb’s than today’s. The 2018 A’s, backed by the game’s skimpiest payroll, had 97 wins; the Yankees, who spent more than 2.5 times as much—an austere year for them—had 100. When it was over, Beane won awards. Cashman won the wild-card game. They’d both been there before. It was one more year among many for the improbably long-lasting leaders of baseball’s quintessential small-payroll and big-payroll franchises.”

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