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, SB Nation, and 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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Episode #137: November 15, 2021

Steven GoldmanThis week’s guest is Steven Goldman, a consulting editor and writer for Baseball Prospectus, where he has contributed since 2003. He also hosts The Infinite Inning podcast with a rotating carousel of interesting guests from around the baseball world. He is the author of Forging Genius: The Making of Casey Stengel, and previously served as an MLB editor at Vox Media and a columnist and editor at the YES Network.

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The Bill James Handbook 2022The Bill James Handbook 2022

In 2020, the season was shortened to only sixty games, with some temporary rule changes such as the universal DH. Some said the stats shouldn’t even count, but not us. A season is a season, and at the end of every major-league season for the past 33 years there has been an annual Bill James Handbook. If you missed last year’s edition with Fernando Tatis Jr. on the front cover, it is still available. In 2021, of course, there was a full 162-game season, but there were also a lot of changes—some carried over from 2020, some new—that affected and effected baseball statistics in many ways: runners placed on second base to start each half-inning after the 9th, double-headers only 7 innings long in regulation for each game (which led to several controversial no-hit bids), pitchers having to pitch to at least three hitters (unless they didn’t), and so forth. It’s all here in the first-to-market, most comprehensive, and best analysis of the annual and lifetime major league performance stats of every player who appeared in at least one game last season—plus our usual key analyses of team performance, manager records, and ballpark factors; Bill James’ Hall-of-Fame Monitor, Career Targets, and Win Shares; and a whole lot of other things that continue to make baseball a field of dreams.

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