Here it is, the very first crack at a podcast brought to you by Off Base Baseball; or, a bunch of guys who like baseball and naturally think they know better than everybody else about the game. The Scott PodsedCast is named, for reasons that may one day be obvious, after Scott Podsednik, whose 2005 season still sends chills down every baseball fan’s spines.
Today’s episode has a distinctly National League Central tilt, as we discuss why Jonathan Lucroy may be the best catcher in the game as Yadi Molina may be making a slight decline, before we move onto a little bit of skepticism about Cubs prospect, Kris Bryant, and a lot of skepticism about his future teammate, Javier Baez. We’ll also chat about the Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections and roll through our favorite teams in both leagues.
00:06 – Introduction behind a familiar Scott Joplin theme song that may or may not remind you of a certain 1973 Best Picture winner
03:49 – Catchers!: Why Jonathan Lucroy is the best catcher to ever live on Earth
26:29 – Projections: What Baseball Prospectus PECOTA projections did and didn’t get horribly wrong
51:04 – Division Talk: A little bit of rambling about the NL Central (AKA the toughest out in the game)
01:08:34 – Lightning Round: Our top ten teams in both leagues (spoiler: the NL is very good, the AL not so much)
Featured Image: Via Chicago Tribune