To quote Dr. Evil, "The details of our lives are quite inconsequential." What's important is that we like fantasy, as it applies to the genre and the game derived from baseball statistics. We also enjoy developing analytical and computational “tools” for supporting the latter habit. Our goal is to share our fantasy baseball tools with a little help from the fantasy genre for context, allusion, and (fire and) ice breaking. In doing so, we hope to broaden the way our audience approaches fantasy baseball. Our podcast presents our methods to the public in the spirit of OpenSource - through freely helping others we promote active conversation that improves our tools.
Episode 5.01 - Visual Aids
5.01 extols the return of baseball highlights (0:39), welcomes draft day in TGFBI (2:04), presents some visual aids for our forecast methodology (6:55), and reviews Trea Turner (16:17).
Episode 5.00 - 10 or 1
5.00 welcomes everyone into season 5 with some player movement banter (0:40), checks in on the Mandalorian (4:27), gets into draft prep mode with some rankings updates (5:45), and reviews Fernando Tatis (20:23).
Episode 4.36 - Frontloading the Thought
4.36 warms up around the hot stove (0:40), notes that TGFBI is back (5:41), kicks around some EPL (6:07), wraps up season 4 (8:09), and announces the season 5 review topic (20:14).
Episode 4.35.2 - Closer Bonanza Chaff
4.35.2 announces the last (aka, the chaff) in the closer review series (note: these pods come from the last 12 months so some of the conversations are more dated than others) (0:39), Joe Jimenez (2:29), Ian Kennedy (7:52), Trevor Gott (12:10), Taylor Williams (19:00), Jeremy Jeffress (23:12), Wade Davis (30:46), Sergio Romo (36:35), Daniel Hudson (40:23), Jonathan Hernandez (50:06), and Anthony Bass (59:08).
Episode 4.35.1 - Closer Bonanza 2nd Section
4.35.1 announces the second in the closer review series (note: these pods come from the last 12 months so some of the conversations are more dated than others) (0:39), Drew Pomeranz (1:50), Matt Barnes (5:12), Rafael Montero (12:05), Hector Neris (18:05), Alex Colome (24:19), Giovanny Gallegos (+ Andrew Miller) (29:39), Mark Melancon (+ATL bullpen) (37:49), Stefan Crichton (43:49), Archie Bradley (50:16), and Roberto Osuna (56:42).
Episode4.35.0 - Closer Bonanza Section 0
4.35 announces a special pod series aggregating the closer reviews from the season (note: these pods come from the last 12 months so some of the conversations are more dated than others) (0:39), reviews in this pod include: Josh Hader (1:35), Liam Hendriks (8:20), Liam Hendriks AGAIN (12:59), Edwin Diaz (19:03), Aroldis Chapman (26:24), Raisel Iglesias (32:06), Kenley Jansen (41:40) + bullpen (46:03), Kirby Yates (53:15), Brad Hand (60:25), Nick Anderson + Rays bullpen (66:40), Ryan Pressly (74:19), Craig Kimbrel (78:55), Taylor Rogers (84:15), Devin Williams (89:15), and James Karinchak (97:53).