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By: Matthew Kory

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Episode 28: Alex Speier!
#28
05/04/2021

It's the 28th episode and Matt Kory takes the opportunity to welcome Alex Speier of the Boston Globe! Alex and Matt discuss the Red Sox strong April, the team's lack of walks, how the team compares to the 2013 club, and many other topics. It's an enlightening and enjoyable conversation! Before that, Matt discusses some topics related to the Red Sox April performance, as well as their series loss to Texas. 

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The A...


Episode 27: Levi Weaver of The Athletic talks Rangers
#27
04/29/2021

It's the 27th episode and with the Red Sox about to face the Texas Rangers for four games, Matt Kory takes the opportunity to talk to Rangers beat writer for the Athletic Levi Weaver. Levi is one of the most creative and fun beat writers out there and this conversation follows that trendline. Matt and Levi discuss the Rangers surprising pitching, where they are in the success cycle, and explore new podcast ideas. It's a great conversation that I'm sure you'll enjoy. Before that, Matt also discusses the Red Sox surprising win over Jacob deGrom and the Mets. 


Episode 26: David Roth!
#26
04/27/2021

It's the 26th episode and Matt Kory brings on David Roth, Co-Owner and Co-Editor of Defector Media, to talk Mets. What follows is a discussion of getting sucked into a jet engine, the 1989 Jeff Ballard-ization of baseball, and many other fun topics, some maybe including the Mets and Red Sox. David is really one of the great minds in sports writing and one of the best people and it was a pleasure speaking with him. I'm sure you'll enjoy the conversation.

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com...


Episode 25: Cliff Corcoran on the Red Sox, Yankees, and Baseball in General!
#25
04/24/2021

It's the 25th episode and to celebrate, Matt Kory is joined by Cliff Corcoran of The Cycle Newsletter! Topics include the Yankees rough start, the Red Sox pitching, and, really, a whole bunch of other fun stuff! You'll find Cliff Corcoran on twitter @CliffCorcoran and you'll find The Cycle Newsletter at cyclenewsletter.substack.com.

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, and a bunch of other reputable websites during his...


Episode 24: Corey Brock of The Athletic on the Mariners (And Matt Kory On The Red Sox)
#24
04/22/2021

For this 24th episode, Matt Kory is joined by Corey Brock of The Athletic to discuss the Mariners and the upcoming series between Boston and Seattle! Before that, Matt discusses some of the happenings in Red Sox Nation, the starting pitching, Garrett Richards in particular, and a few other Red Sox-related items. You can find Corey Brock at The Athletic and follow him on twitter @CoreyBrockMLB. 

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, F...


Episode 23: Jonah Birenbaum on the Jays, The Yankees, and the AL East
#23
04/19/2021

Happy Patriots Day, everyone! For this 23rd episode, Matt Kory is joined by Jonah Birenbaum! The discuss the happenings in the AL East so far this season, the Jays slow start, the Yankees slower start, and how the Red Sox are going to win the World Series. Lots of great information and a really fun conversation with Jonah. Follow Jonah on Twitter @birenball.

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus...


Episode 22: Talk'n Sox With Bryan Joiner of Over The Monster
#22
04/18/2021

Matt Kory is joined by Bryan Joiner of Over The Monster! They just talk Sox, from the lineup, to the off-season, to the division... just... all of it. It's a fun conversation! 

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, and a bunch of other reputable websites during his time covering baseball and the Red Sox. The Sox Outsider newsletter covers the Red Sox in depth, with analytics, analysis, and humor. R...


Episode 21: Gabrielle Starr And A Seven Game Win Streak!
#21
04/14/2021

This episode Matt Kory is joined by Gabrielle Starr of Girl At The Game and Locked On Red Sox. Gabrielle and Matt discuss the first place Red Sox, the team's seven game win streak, and some of the bigger decisions facing the team.

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com), which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, and a bunch of other reputable websites during his time covering baseball and the Red Sox. The Sox Outsider newsletter...


Episode 20: Brandon Warne of Access Twins & Thoughts On A Winning Streak
#20
04/12/2021

It's amazing how one week in baseball can make you completely change your opinion on a team. The Red Sox are on a winning streak, and Matt Kory of Sox Outsider is here to discuss it. Matt discusses what's going right for the Red Sox, who is hot, and what the team might still need to improve on in the coming weeks and months. 

Then Matt brings on Brandon Warne of Access Twins (accesstwins.substack.com) to discuss the Twins and their upcoming series with Boston. Brandon gives insight into what's going well with the Twins, who t...


Episode 19: Bob Harkins of FOX Sports!
#19
04/08/2021

Welcome to the 19th Sox Outsider Podcast, hosted by Matt Kory, formerly of The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, etc. For this episode, Matt is joined by Bob Harkins of FOX Sports. Bob and Matt discuss the current baseball season, then draft things they missed about baseball. It's a ton of fun and at one point Matt forgets what he is going to say for a full minute and then has to go and cut it out in editing which he never does. See if you can find where it is! 

Thanks to Bob Harkins f...


Episode 18: A First Time For Everything: The Red Sox Win!
#18
04/06/2021

Matt Kory joins you solo to discuss the Red Sox season-opening series loss to Baltimore and their first win on Monday over the Rays. He goes into depth on the starting pitching, some of the hot hitters to open the season, and some of the potential problem areas that have started to show up. 

The Sox Outsider Podcast is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider newsletter, which is written by Matt Kory. Matt has written for The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, and a bunch of other reputable websites during his time covering baseball a...


Episode 16: Red from Surviving Grady!
#17
04/02/2021

This episode, Matt is joined by Red from Surviving Grady, the funniest Red Sox blog there is. Red and Matt chat about the 2004 team, what life was like as a Red Sox fan before '04 and how things changed afterwards. Along the way they digress, digress from those digressions, and make jokes. Lots of jokes. Hey, we thought they were funny at the time! Silliness aside, it's a great conversation and I was honored to get to speak to Red. 

You can follow Red on Twitter, which you should, @SurvivingGrady, and read his Red Sox stuff, which i...


Episode 16: Season Preview! With Just Matt Kory!
#16
03/31/2021

Happy new baseball season, everybody! In this, the 16th episode of the Sox Outsider Podcast, hosted by Matt Kory, formerly of The Athletic, Sports On Earth, FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, etc, Matt previews the 2021 Red Sox season! Topics covered are, the bullpen, the rotation, the starting lineup, the Red Sox divisional competition, and a final 2021 Red Sox prediction! 

If you like this podcast, please check out the Sox Outsider newsletter, at soxoutsider.substack.com! It's there you will find all of Matt Kory's writing on the Red Sox, including in-depth analysis of the team throughout the season. You c...


Episode 15: Steven Goldman on baseball, life, and Tony Womack
#15
03/30/2021

For episode 15 of the Sox Outsider Podcast, I (Matt Kory) had the pleasure of speaking to Steven Goldman! Steven edits for Baseball Prospectus and performs the Infinite Inning Podcast, probably my favorite baseball podcast which you should listen to if you don't already. I feel certain you'll enjoy listening to this conversation on baseball, life, and Tony Womack. 

You can and should follow Steven on Twitter @GoStevenGoldman. You can and should listen to the Infinite Inning Podcast. 

While you're doing things, please go to soxoutsider.substack.com and read and subscribe to the Sox Outsider ne...


Episode 14: MLB.com's Michael Clair!
#14
03/18/2021

There's not much going on in baseball right now. Mostly it's just dudes getting ready for the regular season, and we know from years of experience that the results of that are utterly meaningless. So instead of talking about baseball teams and baseball and numbers are ARG (though Michael did give me some Red Sox hot takes and they are SCORCHING!) I was privileged to be joined by Michael Clair of MLB.com for a draft! That's the podcast thing to do, right? Michael and I drafted the things we like from individual franchises, and it was fun! We...


Episode 13: Chris Crawford of NBC Sports Edge on the Red Sox
#13
03/16/2021

I said a while back that while this podcast is about the Red Sox, and it is, it's also an excuse for me to talk to cool and fun people, and Chris Crawford is both those things. That is in addition to being really knowledgable too, a fact he demonstrated during our wide-ranging discussion of the Sox. We covered notable Red Sox minor leaguers, young major leaguers, the upcoming MLB Draft, and a bunch of other stuff. It was a great conversation and I'm sure you'll enjoy it! 

You can find Chris Crawford at NBC Sports Edge a...


Episode 12: Matthew Trueblood of Baseball Prospectus!
#12
03/11/2021

In between recording with this episode's guest, Matthew Trueblood of Baseball Prospectus, the Penning Bull Newsletter, and Twins Daily, I blew a 9-6 lead in foosball to my 12 year old son. So perhaps I wasn't in the most chipper mood when I recorded the intro, but I should've been because this podcast was really one of the best I've done, due entirely to my guest, Mr. Trueblood. We talked some Red Sox off-season, tried in vain to avoid the Mookie Betts trade, and then worked around the AL attempting to get a handle on the other divisions and, maybe...


Episode 11: JBJ, Red Sox Projections, and a talk with author Larry Olmsted
#11
03/08/2021

It's Episode 11, and despite Matt's cat almost de-fingering him, the Sox Outsider Podcast rolls on. In this episode Matt talks to author Larry Olmsted about his book, Fans: How watching sports makes us happier, healthier, and more understanding. We discuss that premise and how watching the Red Sox can actually make you a better person, something I was quite relieved to learn! (Larry was unable to confirm reading Red Sox-related newsletters can improve your health, but let's just assume that's true.) Before that, Matt gets into what the projections are saying about the 2021 Red Sox, Jackie Bradley's departure to...


Episode 10: Rob Neyer!
#10
03/04/2021

For Episode 10, Matt is joined by Rob Neyer to talk about the state of baseball, the Red Sox, the Dodgers (?), what it's like having your autograph printed on a baseball, and, of course, who has the best uniforms in the AL East. It's a really fun discussion and one that should help you get ready for the baseball season! Follow Rob on the twitters @RobNeyer, and check out his podcast, the SABRCast, at sabr.org/sabrcast. 

If you enjoy this podcast (or even if you didn't!), check out Sox Outsider, Matt Kory's Red Sox newsletter, at soxoutsider.s...


Episode 9: Previewing The 2021 Red Sox with Chris Smith of MassLive.com
#9
03/02/2021

Matt is joined by Chris Smith of MassLive.com to preview the Red Sox season. They discuss the forming of the team, the Sox off-season, Jackie Bradley's free agency, how the Sox stack up against the AL East, and who the team might be talking to about a contract extension. It's a great and wide-ranging discussion and should help you get in the mood for what looks to be a fun season of Red Sox baseball. You can follow Chris Smith on twitter @SmittyonMLB and read him at MassLive.com. 

If you enjoy this podcast, check out So...


Episode 8: Michael Baumann of The Ringer!
#8
02/24/2021

Matt is joined by Michael Baumann of The Ringer to discuss the state of the Red Sox under Chaim Bloom, the state of baseball under Rob Manfred, and to look ahead to some of the players who the Red Sox could take with the 4th overall pick in the draft. You can follow Michael on twitter @MichaelBaumann, and read him at theringer.com. Thanks so much to Michael for coming on.

Check out Sox Outsider at soxoutsider.substack.com, where you can read and subscribe to get everything I write on the Red Sox delivered to your...


Episode 7: Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus!
#7
02/22/2021

For Episode 7, Matt is joined by Craig Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus. Craig and Matt discuss Chaim Bloom's time in Boston, the Alex Verdugo/Trevor Bauer problem, PECOTA's Red Sox projection, and whether the Dodgers are emulate-able. It's a truly informative and thought-provoking conversation. You can and should find his work at Baseball Prospectus!

You can and should find the Sox Outsider Newsletter at soxoutsider.substack.com, where you can subscribe to read all of Matt Kory's writing on the Boston Red Sox. Thanks for listening, everybody!


Episode 6: Chris Hatfield of Sox Prospects talks Red Sox off-season, farm system, and more!
#6
02/15/2021

The sixth episode of the Sox Outsider Podcast features Chris Hatfield of Sox Prospects. Matt and Chris chat about the Red Sox off-season, the prevailing idea that the Red Sox are being cheap, the Andrew Benintendi trade, and check in on the Red Sox farm system. It's a great conversation! 

Please check out Sox Outsider at soxoutsider.substack.com, where you can read and subscribe to Matt's coverage of the Boston Red Sox. Hope everyone enjoys the podcast and thanks so much for listening!


Episode 5: The Red Sox Trade Benintendi! With Mike Petriello and Craig Brown!
#5
02/12/2021

Episode 5 finds Matt talking about the trade of Andrew Benintendi with Mike Petriello of MLB and Craig Brown of Into The Fountains. Matt talks to Mike about the deal, what "stan" means, and about the dazzling potential of new Red Sox outfielder Franchy Cordero. Then Matt talks to Craig about Andrew Benintendi, how he fits in with Kansas City, and what Craig saw from Franchy during his time in KC. 

Please check out Sox Outsider at SoxOutsider.substack.com, where you can read and subscribe to all of Matt's writing on the Red Sox. Hope everyone enjoys t...


Episode 4: Drew Fairservice Joins To Talk Blue Jays!
#4
02/11/2021

Drew Fairservice of The Athletic and Vlad Religion (fairservice.substack.com) joins Matt to discuss the current state of the Red Sox AL East rival Toronto Blue Jays. Topics include great expectations, youth, George Springer, and of course Vlad Guerrero, Jr. It's a heck of a fun conversation. You can follow Drew on Twitter @DrewGrof and look for his new podcast at The Athletic coming soon!

This is the companion podcast to the Sox Outsider Newsletter (soxoutsider.substack.com). Check out the Sox Outsider newsletter for fun and engaging articles on all things Boston Red Sox. Thanks...


Episode 3: Joon Lee!
#3
02/05/2021

For Episode three, Matt talks with Joon Lee of ESPN! They discuss Joon's career, how he got to ESPN, his time in the Red Sox clubhouse, his feelings on Dustin Pedroia's retirement and place in Red Sox history, and a bunch of other stuff. You can follow Joon @JoonLee and read his work at ESPN. Oh, and read his piece on Adam Ottavino's COVID photography right here.

Don't forget to subscribe to the Sox Outsider newsletter at soxoutsider.substack.com and subscribe to this podcast where ever you get your podcasts. Thanks for listening everybody!


Episode 2: Chad Finn on Dustin Pedroia's Retirement
#2
02/03/2021

Chad Finn from The Boston Globe stops by to chat about Dustin Pedroia's retirement, his career, his Hall of Fame case, and some of our favorite Pedroia stories. We also talk about the 2021 Red Sox, how they're shaping up, and what we think can be expected of them. You can follow Chad Finn on Twitter @GlobeChadFinn and read his work in The Boston Globe and at Boston.com. Special thanks to Chad for his time and insight. It's always a pleasure to speak with him. 

Check out Sox Outsider at soxoutsider.substack.com where I have a p...


Sox Outsider Episode 1: Eno Sarris Interview!
#1
01/31/2021

The first episode of the new Sox Outsider Podcast is here! Like, it's literally right here! In it, Matt Kory introduces himself as your host, talks about Sox Outsider, the Red Sox newsletter you should subscribe to. Then he discusses the Red Sox team defense and how things look right now, and some potential additions the team could make before the season starts. Then Matt talks Red Sox with Eno Sarris, National Baseball Writer for The Athletic. Happy first episode!