bnpodcastimagesmallWe’re back! It’s the eleventh episode of a super awesome podcast featuring me and Sahadev Sharma, after a week off for convalescence  You can listen to the podcast there below, or download it for later listening. You can also subscribe via iTunes. Here’s your iTunes link, and you can also find it by searching in the iTunes store. For those of you who use other feed-catching services, here’s the podcast feed. For those of you just tuning in who want to catch up on prior episodes, here’s the whole lot.

As always, you can send questions, comments, etc. to the official podcast email address (podcast AT bleachernation DOT com) if you want your thoughts included on a future show. Today’s set got us rolling on the 2014 Chicago Cubs, on the importance (or non-importance) of AAA, and a few very advanced stats.

This week we hook you up with a super-sized edition of the podcast to make up for last week’s sickness-induced absence (which is discussed), and we hit on today’s Hall of Fame shenanigans, the Cubs’ projections for next year, and the latest rumors making the rounds.

We also talk about concussions, the relative effects of a stout versus an IPA, and the utility of Sahadev as a wing man.


  • MichiganGoat

    Oh boy a beer discussion I’m so looking forward – now you need a goat to chime in weekly with a “What is the goat going to drink this week” segment 😉

  • skidrow

    it won’t work for me

    • Brett

      You mean when you press play, it won’t play? It seems to be working OK, so I’m not sure the issue. Can you download it?

  • justinjabs

    Oh geez, an hour and 40 minutes?? There goes my afternoon. :)

  • Rich H

    RC stat is normally part of ZiPS projections. I used it years ago when I played APBA. It helped create lineups that actually where weighted towards when they would produce the best in Real life. The computer version of the game was especially susceptible to RC ratio’s over hard stats that are more mainstream. I don’t know if Bill James is the originator of it but I was using it in the early 90’s.

  • Dougy D

    The hall of fame sucks anyway. As was mentioned in the podcast, there are people who regularly abused alcohol and drugs as well as blatant bigots in the hall. THESE are the people that you want to represent the game you love? How is being a cheat any better? There should be more to getting into the hall of fame than stats. How about character? Do you want your son or daughter looking up to a cheat that will do whatever it takes to succeed. I would rather it be that Brett Butler get into the hall of fame than Mark McGuire. Obviously that is an extreme, but I would much rather my kid grow up to be Brett Butler, busting his ass down the first baseline to make the most of his at bat, than Barry Bonds that used steroids to make him ‘the best’. If Bonds, McGuire, Sosa, Pudge Rodriguez were hall of famers before steroids, then why did they need to use steroids? Hall of famers, never in m book.

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