Effectively Wild: The Daily Baseball Prospectus Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 536: Manager Challenges, MVP...09/17/14
Ben and Sam answer emails about Derek Jeter, manager challenges, the closer role, pitcher MVPs, and more.
Effectively Wild Episode 535: Reassessing the Retirement Tour
Ben and Sam evaluate the Derek Jeter retirement tour as it begins to come to a close.
Effectively Wild Episode 534: Ned Yost, Clayton Kershaw, and Russell...
Ben and Sam compare Kershaw to Pedro and discuss Ned Yost's bullpen usage, Russell Martin's fitness, and Jenrry Mejia's save celebration.
Effectively Wild Episode 533: Life in an Indy League
Ben and Sam talk to 2014 St. Paul Saints pitcher Andy Johnson about what life is like in the independent leagues.
Effectively Wild Episode 532: Marc Carig on the Mystifying Mets
Ben and Sam talk to Newsday Mets beat writer Marc Carig about the ups and downs of the Mets' season, and their chances in 2015.
Effectively Wild Episode 531: Emails and Talk About Tanking
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about tanking, job searching, rule changes and more.
Effectively Wild Episode 530: Predicting the Comeback Players of 2015
Ben and Sam banter about Ben's encounter with Roger Angell, then discuss Comeback Player of the Year candidates for 2015.
Effectively Wild Episode 529: Do Fans Know Better Than Major League...
Ben and Sam banter about September call-ups and game length, then discuss whether MLB and its owners are acting in the long-term interests of the sport.
Effectively Wild Episode 528: David Epstein on Nature, Nurture, and...
Ben and Sam talked to David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, about whether women will make the majors, whether Babe Ruth could compete today, whether genetics explain injury rates, and more.
Effectively Wild Episode 527: The Roster Expansion Email Show
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about expanded rosters, waiver claims, hidden perfect games, and more.
Effectively Wild Episode 526: The Most Predictable Lineups of 2014
Ben and Sam discuss which lineups have deviated from preseason projections by the most, and what it means.
Effectively Wild Episode 525: Oakland's Swoon and the AL West Race
Ben and Sam talk to Jason Wojciechowski about how Oakland's lead evaporated and how the AL West will be won.
Effectively Wild Episode 524: Deep Thoughts About Beating the Shift
Ben and Sam banter about the latest in Andrelton Simmons defense, then discuss why hitters don't often go the other way against the defensive shift.
Effectively Wild Episode 523: The Bo and Baez Email Show
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about bat speed, umpire bias, and error bars and then Play Index about Javier Baez and Bo Jackson.
Effectively Wild Episode 522: The Season's Best Unsung Transactions
Ben and Sam banter about balls and strikes and then discuss 2014's top transactions relative to the amount of attention they received at the time.
Effectively Wild Episode 521: The Rusney Castillo Contract
Ben and Sam take the Ice Bucket Challenge and then discuss the signing of new Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo.
Effectively Wild Episode 520: Garrett Richards and the Most Pivotal...
Ben and Sam discuss the Angels' loss of Garrett Richards and the other costliest injuries of 2014.
Effectively Wild Episode 519: The Crack of the Bat and Other Research
Ben and Sam talk to Robert Arthur about the analytical significance of the crack of the bat and his other original sabermetric research.
Effectively Wild Episode 518: Your Emails Mean Business
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about outfielders, strikeouts, command vs. control, and more.
Effectively Wild Episode 517: The MVP Conversation Conversation
Ben and Sam discuss Alex Gordon, Mike Trout, and the relationship between defensive stats and the MVP award.
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