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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 58 (Grantland Network)

9 September 2011

Our guest for this episode of the Grantland Network podcast (simulcast on 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

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

Player embedded below. To download, right click here.

Or, subscribe on the Jonah Keri Podcast or Grantland Network iTunes feeds.

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