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While the playoff field continues to narrow, the FanGraphs crew invites a number of guests to join the show. This week they honor a Hall of Famer, talk to a major league pitcher, discuss what is going on with fall instructional league this year, and evaluate an encouraging rebuild.
- At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe remembers the late Bob Gibson. The Cardinals legend passed away earlier this month, prompting Jay to take a close look at his illustrious legacy. [1:45]
- Next, David Laurila is joined by Cardinals left-hander Andrew Miller. The pair discuss what this unique season was like for players, the three true outcomes, and Miller’s own eventful career. [8:00]
- After that, Eric Longenhagen chats with Baseball America‘s Bill Mitchell about fall instructs in Arizona. Bill is an experienced baseball photographer, and while the pair knows their way around backfields in the Phoenix area, the pandemic is likely to make seeing prospects a difficult proposition this fall. [30:19]
- Finally, Dan Szymborski is joined by Josh Nelson and Jim Margalus of SoxMachine.com to look back on an exciting Chicago White Sox season. While Chicago’s playoff run did not go how they had hoped, the team looks ready going forward. [54:25]
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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 88 minutes play time.)