Baseball Tangents is Jeff Hayward and Kyle Louis discussing the minutia of baseball, often through the lens of statistics, with the (more than) occasional rant about a related (or not) topic.
Someone Bang for Me
Baseball Tangents S2E3
Rizzo: Somebody start banging for me
Trevor Bauer Purposefully tipping his pitches
Trevor Bauer on pine tar and more
Episode 1 of S2 featured a discussion of Alex Verdugo, I am not a time traveler as much as I wish I was.
Ronald Acuna Jr
Ketel Marte in 2019
More Center Fielders
Real or Not?
Burton Williamson or Bill Bruton (William)
Career 26.1 WAR & OPS+ of 96
4th in ROY voting, Jim Gilliam )won that year, career 40.7 War)
Stolen Bases (rank)
In 1954 also led NL in CS!
Errors as CF (rank)
Putouts as CF (rank)
Bill Bruton’s Obscure Record - Most innings in a game without an opportunity
Box score from the record day
Further Reading from SABR
✅ Cincinnati Reds RF
✅ Cincinnati Reds LF
✅ Colorado Rockies SS
✅ Ian Desmond
✅ Colorado Rockies 1B
Projected WAR for Rockies 1B is 0.4 (not 1.5 per Kyle's guess)
🚫 Baltimore Orioles SS
Nationals SS is not Avisaíl García
Boston SS: Xander Bogaerts
Phillies SS: Didi Gregorius
San Diego Padre OF/1B: Wil Myers
Mike WAR had a 1.3 Trout
Azuza Pacific Draftees
Azuza Pacific University
Wayne Edwards or Ed Wayne
2019 Pitching leaders
2009 Pitching Leaders
Hurricanes backup goalie story
Blackhawks backup goalie
“The Game” 🚫 Chicago White Sox RF 🚫 Detroit Tigers RF On a serious note ✅ Atlanta Braves RF Not the Braves RF
I Wouldn’t Bet(ts) Against Him
I Wouldn’t Bet(ts) Against Him
Current Happenings: Trades
Current Happenings: New Rules
Interesting and Unexpected
Angels @ dodgers 2/26
Angels more likely to get to WS than Dodgers
Average weather 7/4 Phx
Average weather 7/4 Can
✅ Cincinnati Reds SS
🚫 Kansas City Royals SS
✅ Houston Astros CF
Houston Astros CF Sprint Speed Article
Sprint Speed Leaderboard
Cincinnati Reds C Real Player or Not?
A Robot That Swings a Club
Baseball Tangents Episode 9: A Robot That Swings a Club
Rich Hill throws a beautiful curveball that people seem to like writing about Effectively Wild Mark Melancon vs Sam Dyson Sam Dyson is who Mark Melancon should have been this year Mark Melancon salary Cincinnati Reds Catchers
Devin Mesoraco doesn’t play much baseball these days Hip Labral Tear The Greatest Show on Turf Extension for Tucker Barnhart 2014 NL Catchers sorted by WAR (Baseball Reference subscription required) Scooter Gennett 4 Grand Slam season Topic: NL Centerfielders
Billy Hamilton is not good, but is playing again! Denard Span Looking at CF this year Terrible Players in 2015
Angel Pagan Andres Torres Pablo Sandoval Hanley Ramirez Drew Stubbs drew stubbs trade with indians and diamondbacks 1 good year choo terrible shin soo choo Good Players and more
Willie Mays T206 Honus Wagner Barry Bonds National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Roberto Clemente and his Baseball Reference Page Gaylord Perry 11 WAR Season 1972, but since 1969, there are actually 5 better pitcher seasons! 17 pitchers with season WAR > 10 since 1969 Which Leaves You with 7 Seasons by 5 Total Players with 10 War or Greater Post Show: Jeff tells a story with very little context
Joey Votto Appreciation Part 1 of ___
Baseball Tangents Episode 2: Joey Votto Appreciation Part 1 of __
A joey Votto rarity Joey Votto Votto Pop Up or struck by lightning, what’s more likely? Mariano Rivera and his wearing #42 Jackie Robinson Day Cutter all time career save leaders Kimbrel K-rod Kenley Jansen The Hidden Game Of Baseball Save Winning Pitcher - how to determine winning pitcher in baseball Andrew miller WAR Andrew miller post season stats FIP The Traditional Role of the Closer The Flawed Importance of the Closer Raisel Iglesias Michael Lorenzen batting average on 3rd time through order - info and more Joey Votto Z-Rate vs Miguel Cabrera Another Fun Joey Votto Article
Who Is This Miguel and Where Does He Live?
Baseball Tangents Episode 1: Who is this Miguel and Where does he live?
Giants chat Kerhsaw vs Giants for his career Kyle Hendricks (who actually did not win the) NL cy young 2016 Scherzer lead league in HR allowed and SO Miguel Sano vs Max Scherzer Reds Chat Nortsiders of Chicago Cozart 5 HR in consecutive games at Wrigley Slugging Percentage (SLG) OBP OPS Joey Gallo My Cousin Vinny Kyle gets confused Trout Harper Machado (Needs Play Index access) Bryce Harper Mike Trout Manny Machado Chris Davis salary Orioles Salary cap 2016 2017 Barry Sanders LA Angels team salary Scherzer Contract Giancarlo Stanton contract Stump kyle Game Rajai Davis (missed) Trevor Plouffe (missed) Mike Napoli (correct) Jarrod Dyson gets HBP (missed) Yonder Alonso
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The thinking person's review of baseball
Imagine you could talk to a scout for MLB! That is like listening to baseball tangents. A cerebral, inside look at MLB. Looking forward to the Spring!
Great podcast if are looking for a baseball centered podcast to keep you enteretianed.