Inside ‘SABRcast’ and MLB Network’s quest to challenge structure of baseball telecasts

“The beauty of [the ‘SABRcast’] to me is, it’s a beautiful balance of the eye test vs. the analytics,” Adelberg said. “You create good discussions on what’s more relevant, but both sides are equally salient. You can use statistics and you can use anecdotes. Everything’s relevant; that’s the fun of the conversation.”

Kang is under contract through 2018, and the Bucs have an option for 2019, but no one knows when he might be granted a visa. Given the uncertainty, the Pirates on Saturday reacquired fan favorite Sean Rodriguez in a trade with the Braves. Rodriguez, who is signed through next year, can play all the infield and outfield positions.

The trade definitely looked good Sunday, as Rodriguez hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning in his first game back.

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Bagwell also remembered several former teammates who have passed away, including Darryl Kile, Ken Caminiti, Jose Lima and Andujar Cedeno.

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