The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 58 (Grantland Network)
Our guest for this episode of the Grantland Network podcast (simulcast on JonahKeri.com and the Jonah Keri Podcast feed) is Len Kasper, play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Cubs on WGN and Comcast TV. He blogs at WGNtv.com.
The topics we cover:
- 0:30-2:56: Milwaukee Brewers’ 2011 outlook
- 2:57-9:36: Can anyone beat the Phillies in the playoffs?
- 9:37-11:12: How baseball players’ salaries affect our perception of them
- 11:13-20:55: If you’re the Reds, why trade Joey Votto now?
- 20:56-26:10: How expected win totals affect player acquisitions
- 26:11-34:27: The future of the cubs: Starlin Castro, spending over slot for draft picks, finding patient hitters
- 34:28-36:30: Should you spend a lot of money on free agents if you’re still a couple of years away from winning?
- 36:31-40:27: Following in Harry Caray’s footsteps
- 40:28-end: Integrating cutting-edge ideas into a mainstream broadcast
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