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  1. good god, my grades are going to plummet.

    Comment by Big Oil — February 8, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  2. it is amazing to have voices to the names I have been reading daily for so long

    Comment by Matty Brown — February 8, 2010 @ 9:14 am

  3. Its official, my girlfriend hates you guys!

    Comment by Mike Ketchen — February 8, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  4. Whoa! Dave, so that is what you sound like. (Atticus from the old MMBL, by the way.)

    Keep this up. Voice is an excellent supplement to the written word. But it is not a substitute, so keep up the great written content, too, of course.

    Comment by Atticus Ryan — February 8, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  5. *plots what to do with his lunch hour*

    Comment by Patrick — February 8, 2010 @ 9:29 am

  6. Ah yes, and fangraphs sends yet another, err, clavicle outwards, grasping in to the world.

    Watch out, ESPN Radio. The Fangraphs radio clavicle has you in its sites! And soon within the grasp of its… manipulative digits…

    Oh, Carson.

    Comment by Patrick — February 8, 2010 @ 9:31 am

  7. Oh wow. *sights, not sites…

    Just pretend that was a not-very-clever internet pun, shall we?

    Comment by Patrick — February 8, 2010 @ 9:31 am

  8. I hope this doesn’t take the place of articles as its much harder to listen to audio at work than to read a website…

    Still, cool feature.

    Comment by NEPP — February 8, 2010 @ 9:32 am

  9. I enjoyed it, but less referring to people by Mr. [Last Name], plz.

    Comment by Mike — February 8, 2010 @ 9:42 am

  10. You found the recording equipment in your parents basement? As a fantasy baseball blogger you live your parents basement!

    Comment by Ewan — February 8, 2010 @ 9:47 am

  11. Written content isn’t going anywhere and we’re actually planning on having more of it. FanGraphs Audio will for the moment be a once a week podcast where our writers can expound on much of their written content. It’s scheduled for every Monday.

    Comment by David Appelman — February 8, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  12. Here’s a revenue-generating opportunity for you: how about a Kindle digest of stories sent every day? You could charge 50 cents a day, or ten bucks a month for the subscription, and you’d probably get thousands of subscribers. At these prices, with one thousand subscribers, you could clear well over $100,000 a year, not including single day downloads. I would do this because I don’t always have time to read your stories online, so I would read it on the train to and from work. Plus, this would help subsidize the website and keep it free to use.

    Comment by Chuck — February 8, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  13. Will you guys be offering this podcast via iTunes? I’d love to add it to my list.

    Comment by dat cubfan daver — February 8, 2010 @ 10:02 am

  14. Yes! But probably not until next week.

    Comment by David Appelman — February 8, 2010 @ 10:12 am

  15. This has actually been available for about 6 months (though I never bothered to tell anyone), and it only costs 99 cents a month, because that’s what Kindle requires.

    Comment by David Appelman — February 8, 2010 @ 10:14 am

  16. Which one was chopping vegetables while they were talking?

    Nice chat guys.

    Comment by DW0304 — February 8, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  17. Technical question (probably a stupid one too): What software am I missing that podcasts do not work for me?

    Comment by geo — February 8, 2010 @ 10:52 am

  18. You can download the podcast in mp3 format and listen to it in any audio player, but to stream it from the site you’ll need to have Flash installed.

    Comment by David Appelman — February 8, 2010 @ 10:58 am

  19. I would be awesome if you guys could update the FanGraphs iPhone app before the season starts and add:

    a new section for this audio because it would be awesome to listen to on my phone.

    And a section to read the blog posts through the app and not just the stats.

    Comment by Ted — February 8, 2010 @ 11:11 am

  20. Small point – If I select play above, I don’t know the total length of the cast. Is there a way to put the total time of the cast?

    Comment by Jeff Zimmerman — February 8, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  21. I heard that, too. Kind of distracting, so try to hold off on that next time for the listeners’ sake.

    Comment by Nelbowski — February 8, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  22. That’s probably it – this computer has an old version of Flash, and I can’t upgrade it. I should have guessed.

    Comment by geo — February 8, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

  23. Excellent idea.

    Three or two cents of advice.

    The Mr. As a previous commenter said is kind of annoying… unless it’s sarcasm, if that is the case… well played sir.

    4 people is too much… maybe a “one on one” is a better format… or 3 people, tops.

    And to Mr. Cistulli… i kind of got the feeling that you “held back” a little bit… We read your columns… you can be goofy or funny and easily get away with it.

    Comment by Guillermo — February 8, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

  24. The sound quality was actually pretty good. Or the ones at LookoutLanding are just really bad :C (sorry LL).

    Comment by 200tang — February 8, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  25. Nice job. I like this addition to the site. Sometimes I have work that can been done listening to this kind of material. And ever since Alan Schawrz left ESPN for NYTimes, the baseball today podcast has sucked.

    My only suggestion: email the panel the questions before hand so they know what’s coming and assign questions in advance.

    You might also consider a break for the longer podcasts, like they do on radio.

    Comment by Hebert — February 8, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  26. Also, you might consider staying away from the hard stats. Regression, deviation, things like that. Concise explanations of statistics are a real strong point of the site and are a reason I would listen to a FanGraphs podcast but not a Hardball Times podcast.

    Comment by Hebert — February 8, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

  27. Love it! Keep it coming! Would love to hear a fantasy preview or roundtable(s).

    Comment by Rudy — February 9, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

  28. You guys need some cool jazz lightly playing in the background.

    Comment by Willie T. Lovesack — February 9, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

  29. This was one of the better podcast hosting jobs I’ve heard of late, Carson. Very very nice job, and I was surprised by how well you flowed with your train of thought as well as your banter back and forth with the others.

    I look forward to more!

    Comment by Bodhizefa — February 9, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

  30. Not bad for a first try and I’m glad you guys are doing a show. If I can make some suggestions I would say, a little less fawning over Dave by Carson, and you might want to invite someone that will change the mix a little — otherwise you’re going to have a lot of shows where everyone is agreeing how great Jack Z is, how Kenny Williams doesn’t know what he’s doing, how smart the Red Sox were for signing good defenders etc.
    The best baseball podcast going right now is The Fantasy Roundtable on BlogTalk radio. The host is solid, some of the guests are constant but others interchange, they’re very opinionated, and they employ a number of clever features on the show that gets them communicating in different ways.

    Comment by Aaron — February 13, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

  31. I totally missed this when it was first posted. Great addition to the site – thanks guys.

    I’d find it helpful (assuming there will be a similar weekly post on the site linking to each podcast) if there was some kind of Table of Contents to help guide you through each episode. That way, I could skip to the pieces I’m really interested in if I can’t commit to the whole thing. Something like the following:

    0:00-3:00 Introductions
    3:00-10:00 Discussion of Topic X
    10:00-20:00 Discussion of Topic Y
    20:00-30:00 Discussion of Topic Z
    30:00 Wrap-Up and Final Division Predictions

    …or whatever.

    Comment by Kent Bonham — February 13, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

  32. Is there a separate RSS feed for the podcast? I’d like to subscribe to it, especially via iTunes.


    Comment by jinaz — February 13, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

  33. I’m guessing most of these guys have never actually met in person, so it’s not that strange when you think about it like that.

    Comment by Nick — February 14, 2010 @ 7:13 am

  34. I love the content, but you guys need someone to do the podcast side of it. Get the iTunes going, feeds available, and most of all mix the audio. Even the slightest background sounds and the ability to recall thematic sounds would enhance so much. (“Put it on the board”, previously stated sound bites, opening and closing music, etc)

    Comment by Tyler — February 14, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  35. Very cool idea, I look forward to hearing my favorite writers talk baseball intelligently. I think it would be cool to have quests come on the show as well, maybe the people from hardball or someone like Tom Tango. Also, If something like this can be added to the IPhone App.

    Comment by Diehdcubsfan23 — February 14, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

  36. I think the best idea for the reasoning behind the Kevin Gregg signing floated out there was that the 2.5m isn’t going to really hurt the Jays in a rebuilding year and if he performs halfway decent they might be able to flip him for something. It doesn’t really kill them to give him a chance to pitch and it also gives them some more bullpen depth to deal from to continue to restock the farm system if people have interest in Downs or Frasor. To be honest, as a Jays fan, I don’t completely hate the move. It seems to have neutral EV in a down year and it could turn into a piece that could contribute in the future. The only downside is it could potentially take money away from the draft. If that is a possibility then I hate the signing.

    Comment by Matt — February 22, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  37. And here I thought I was making a genius business suggestion. Is there no hope for the man with the 105 IQ?

    Comment by Chuck — February 23, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

  38. prep time is a good idea but this is a great part of the site

    Comment by Kroot — April 24, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

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