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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Current Episode

Episode #177: August 29, 2022

Bill Bavasi ( week’s guest is Bill Bavasi, a second-generation baseball executive for more than 40 years who now serves as Director of Scouting and Player Development for the independent Pioneer Baseball League, an MLB Partner League. He also co-hosts a regular PBL podcast series on YouTube. Previously, he managed MLB’s Arizona Fall League and supervised supervised the MLB Scouting Bureau. He served as General Manager of the then-California Angels from 1994 to 1999 and the Seattle Mariners from 2003 to 2008. His father, Buzzie Bavasi, was a celebrated executive for the Dodgers, Padres, and Angels, while his brothers Peter and Bob Bavasi have also worked in the baseball industry for many years.

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What’s Rob Reading?

2022 National PastimeThe National Pastime: Major Research on the Minor Leagues
Edited by Cecilia M. Tan

“If I learned one thing in my travels, it’s that even when a ballpark is gone, sometimes someone puts up some kind of marker so folks will have something to look at to remember what’s gone. A plaque, a sign, a section of wall. This edition of The National Pastime is my marker. So writes editor Cecilia M. Tan in her introduction to the 2022 issue of The National Pastime, featuring 20 articles delving into the history of minor league baseball. This issue of The National Pastime looks at the minors from the nineteenth century through the present day, and seems to show the only thing that stays the same in the minor leagues is things are always changing.”

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