I will be running an interview I did with Dan Fox yesterday after the game tonight on the Extra Innings postgame show. For those who don't know, Dan is the Pirates Director of Baseball Systems Development and was hired out of Baseball Prospectus in April 2008.
Interviews like this are always a bit tricky because Dan obviously doesn't want to discuss anything that is proprietary to the team, so some of the topics are general in nature, but I did try to flush out exactly what Dan and his group's role is within the organization, who he was working with and how they spend their time.
We also get into metrics for pitching, baserunning and defense and even some esoteric things like game theory. The interivew is on 104.7 FM. It will run about 20 minutes between 10:30 and 11:30 if the game runs normal length. I will probably run it again on the weekend and will have it posted as a podcast on the website later this week.
There are some recent podcasts I have done with Tim of Pirates Prospects and Pat of Whygavs currently up and I expect to have Charlie and Jonathan Mayo again in the next week. There are also some pretty interesting postgame interviews which generally last about 5 minutes. I thought Ryan Doumit was surprisingly forthcoming after Monday night's win, if you are interested.
If you have things you would like to have me ask guests you can always email me DTonPirates@gmail.com. Also, any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome. Always looking to improve the product. Thanks.