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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Fulfills His Obligation to FanGraphs

Episode 795
As he noted on Wednesday in the electronic pages, managing editor Dave Cameron is leaving FanGraphs to join the San Diego Padres. This episode represents his final appearance on the program.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 53 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Reluctantly Indulges a Metaphor

Episode 794
A cafe in downtown Bath, Maine, that’s typically crowded on Saturday mornings was almost entirely empty this past Saturday. The sub-zero temperatures were to blame, almost certainly. But why did almost no one venture into town, as opposed to just slightly fewer people? Dave Cameron has an answer — and thinks it probably informs how we ought to think about the last year or two of a large free-agent contract.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 39 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Dayn Perry, Reputable Dungeon Master

Episode 793
Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the role-playing guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 7 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: A Phone Call with Kiley McDaniel

Episode 792
Kiley McDaniel is the former lead prospect analyst for FanGraphs.com and, more recently, a member of the Atlanta Braves’ front office. He’s also a future employee of FanGraphs.com and the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 34 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: The Flotsam and Also Jetsam of the Winter Meetings

Episode 791
Both the guest and host on this edition of FanGraphs Audio attended last week’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida. What this episode does is mostly address the biggest deals from that strange event and also other matters, as well.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 48 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: How the Ohtani Deal Developed

Episode 790
Within hours of each other this past week, the Angels and Mariners — both looking to sign Shohei Otani — completed trades with the Twins for extra bonus-pool money. According to Dave Cameron, it’s reasonable to think that both clubs had direction from Ohtani’s representatives. Also discussed: what Tyler Chatwood’s contract with the Cubs means for Alex Cobb. And: an update on the prospects whose contracts with the Braves were dissolved by the league.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 48 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: The Travis Sawchik Questionnaire

Episode 789
Two-way Japanese star and coveted free agent Shohei Ohtani recently submitted a questionnaire to all 30 major-league clubs. What if one were to submit a similar sort of questionnaire to his or her own prospective employers? What if Travis Sawchik, specifically, were compelled to do it on a podcast? The present edition of FanGraphs Audio addresses nearly all of these questions.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 3 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Results of the Over/Under Game with Dave Cameron

Episode 788
Back in February, managing editor Dave Cameron consented to participate, with the host of FanGraphs Audio, in a series of 10 over/under wagers regarding the 2017 season. With that 2017 season now complete, both host and guest review those wagers to determine who’s the best at baseball.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 57 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on the Entire Atlanta Thing

Episode 787
On Tuesday, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Atlanta’s punishment for its part in circumventing international bonus pools. Later on Tuesday, FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron provided nearly exhaustive analysis of that punishment. This edition of FanGraphs Audio features that analysis.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 38 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Fall League Postmortem with Eric Longenhagen

Episode 786
On the eve of the Arizona Fall League’s championship game, lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen provides scouting reports for players who recorded promising lines, including (and maybe limited to): Max Fried (Braves), Lourdes Gurriel (Blue Jays), Nicky Lopez (Royals), Burch Smith (Rays), and Luis Urias (Padres). Also: a review of Longenhagen’s organizational list for the Cardinals.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 7 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Dayn Perry vs. the State of Alabama

Episode 785
Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the lone Mississippi native on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 8 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: The Top-50 Free Agents

Episode 784
On Monday, managing editor Dave Cameron published a list of the top-50 free agents for the 2017-18 offseason. Later on that Monday, he discussed it with the host of FanGraphs Audio. This episode is the result of that discussion.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 42 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik’s World Series Expense Report

Episode 783
The prolific Travis Sawchik traveled to Houston in order to cover the World Series for FanGraphs.com, charging various and sundry expenses to the site in the process. Was it worth it? That’s the most important and maybe only question asked on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 10 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Kate Preusser of Lookout Landing

Episode 782
“The Good Face” isn’t necessarily a concept that required further examination. That hasn’t stopped guest Kate Preusser of Lookout Landing from providing it, anyway.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 6 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Official World Series Recapitulation

Episode 781
Charlie Morton finished the World Series for the Astros by hitting 99 mph with frequency and throwing a nearly unhittable curve. It was a departure from the pitcher he’d been for most of his career. If one player can transform so completely, what’s to prevent anyone from become an elite ballplayer? Managing editor Dave Cameron attempts to answer this and other haphazardly phrased questions.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 44 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: The Unusual Prospect Trajectories of Certain Astros, Dodgers

Episode 780
Like any pair of clubs, the pair of clubs currently participating in the World Series features certain players who’ve achieved major-league relevance by atypical means. Lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen discusses that topic and also not that topic.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 2 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Establishing the Curveball

Episode 779
Baseball orthodoxy suggests that it’s necessary for a pitcher to “establish the fastball” before turning to his secondary pitches, no matter their objective quality. In Game 7 of the ALCS, meanwhile, Houston right-hander Lance McCullers threw 24 consecutive curves en route to a dominant four-inning relief appearance. This is merely one of the obnoxious paradoxes presented to managing editor Dave Cameron on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 41 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: The Postseason Episode, Part Two

Episode 778
Baseball’s championship series are now complete or nearly complete. Managing editor Dave Cameron discusses them exclusively or nearly exclusively.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 41 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik’s Moral Predicament

Episode 777
Travis Sawchik recently won his second consecutive title in the simulation baseball league of which he and a number of major-league beat reporters are a part. The tactics on which he’s relied for success, however, are the very sort that he’s condemned in actual baseball. Will he be able to sleep at night? Should he be able to? These are merely two of the questions he’s reluctant to answer on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 16 min play time.)

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FanGraphs Audio: Mike Hattery, FanGraphs Resident for September

Episode 776
Mike Hattery is a contributor to Cleveland sports weblog Waiting for Next Year and served as FanGraphs’ writer-in-residence for the month of September. He’s also the guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 1 hr 5 min play time.)

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