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 #196: January 9, 2023

John McLaren (Courtesy of the World Baseball Classic)This week’s guest is John McLaren, former major-league manager who has spent more than 50 years in baseball. He served as manager of the Seattle Mariners in 2007-08 and the Washington Nationals in 2011. He also managed the Chinese national team in the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics, and has served on the coaching staffs for Team USA (2006 WBC) and Team Italy (2010 Intercontinental Cup). After catching for six seasons in the Houston Astros organization, his coaching career began in 1979 and he has worked for six different clubs, most recently with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017.

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What’s Rob Reading?

American Baseball Coaches Association 2023 logo“American Baseball Coaches Association convention wrap-up”
By Kyle Boddy, Driveline Baseball

“It’s amazing to watch ABCA’s national convention growth year over year – there were nearly 8,000 coaches in attendance! Every year baseball coaches get together to check out the trade show, hear talks, and share information. Nashville always dominates the attendance records. Our hottest product was our @DrivelineBB Smash Factor balls. We solved a problem we had internally – low-weight hitting balls that are durable, w/ realistic flight, machine-compatible – and it has been flying off our shelves. We sold over 400 dozen of them at ABCA alone!”

Archived Episodes

Episode #195: Graig Kreindler (January 2, 2023)