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Podcast: Conversation with Jim Kaat

Posted by Chad Finn, Globe Staff  September 18, 2012 09:10 PM

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Let's see, we've had two ex-big-league pitchers stop by the podcast this year. Between them, they played 49 seasons in the majors, pitching 1,969 games and winning 474 of them.

In July, it was Dennis Eckersley. Today, Jim Kaat. Both are on my short list of favorite baseball analysts, and both were terrific guests.

Kaat, who will be the game analyst for MLB Network's two exclusive Division Series playoff games Oct. 7 and 10, had a pitcher's insight on why Jon Lester has seemingly regressed (punctuating his point with some wisdom Johnny Sain once imparted on him), shared his admiration for what the A's and Orioles have accomplished, and agrees wholeheartedly with the opinion here that the Nationals have made a mistake by shutting down Stephen Strasburg.

If you have a few minutes, give it a listen. Kaat is always worth the time.

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