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BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.

BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.
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New York, Ny

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BP authors and editors Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review their observations about the previous night's baseball action and news.

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@baseballpro

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English


Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1284: The Ghosts of Game Seven

10/16/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Game 3 of the NLCS, the apparent breakouts of Orlando Arcia and Brock Holt, Josh Hader as Poochie, why Yasmani Grandal and other playoff catchers can’t catch, whether a “cruising” pitcher is actually likely to keep cruising, and the 15th anniversary of Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. […]

Duration:01:12:31

Effectively Wild Episode 1283: Hey, Look, a Playoff Episode

10/16/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the lack of non-playoff banter and discuss the first two games of each championship series, touching on Clayton Kershaw bias, Matt Barnes curveballs, the finer points of pitcher-batter matchup stats, Josh Hader as a starter vs. as a reliever, the upcoming games, and much more (including a Brandon […]

Duration:01:05:33

Effectively Wild Episode 1282: Play-By-Playoffs

10/12/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the response to their writing about the demise of the starting pitcher, the sources of their unease about baseball’s bullpen takeover, and the difficulty of previewing playoff rounds, then set up and break down the Astros-Red Sox ALCS and the Dodgers-Brewers NLCS and revisit the dullness of the […]

Duration:01:19:03

Effectively Wild Episode 1281: The Scary Sac Fly

10/10/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about an engaging Game 4 of the ALDS and sum up the Red Sox-Yankees series, the end of Astros-Indians, and the ALDS as a whole. Then they answer listener emails about working the count and avoiding the bullpen, why broadcasts don’t give screen time to streakers, and the best […]

Duration:01:08:40

Effectively Wild Episode 1280: The 1.8 Percent Strike

10/8/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Scott Oberg and the difference between good and bad balk calls, the Brewers sweeping the Rockies and the state of playoff bullpenning, the Astros juggernaut, Dodgers vs. Braves, Ronald Acuna’s grand slam, and the new Clayton Kershaw, the anomalous playoff performances of Kershaw and David Price, the Yankees’ […]

Duration:01:16:58

Effectively Wild Episode 1279: October, Continued

10/5/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the difficulties of postseason scheduling, both opening games of the NLDS, a better bullpen game by the Brewers, the Rockies’ decision to pitch to Mike Moustakas, what Christian Yelich is doing differently, the composition of the Braves and the depth of the Dodgers and Astros, and Chis Sale’s […]

Duration:01:00:32

Effectively Wild Episode 1278: The Postseason Swing of Things

10/4/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan review the saber-savvy ESPN broadcast of the NL wild card game, relive the highs, lows, and pivotal/memorable moments of both wild card games, defend the bullpen game from an analytical standpoint (and criticize it from an aesthetic standpoint), and ruminate about every division series matchup. For the first time in […]

Duration:01:11:16

Effectively Wild Episode 1277: The Best Baseball is Back

10/2/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a wild end to the regular season, including the season’s final Willians Astudillo update (maybe), endings for Joe Mauer, David Wright, and Mike Scioscia, Khris Davis batting .247 again, the Orioles’ final ignominy, surgery for Shohei Ohtani, final regular-season stats about strikeouts, hits, homers, and fastball velocity, Jeff […]

Duration:01:17:59

Effectively Wild Episode 1276: Reviewing the Regular Season

9/28/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the MVP races, the definition of value, Jacob deGrom, and Christian Yelich, plus an investigation into teams’ international practices, CC Sabathia’s costly hit by pitch, whether steroids were really responsible for steroid-era home run rates, and (don’t worry) Willians Astudillo. Then they review the 2018 regular season, including […]

Duration:01:03:24

Effectively Wild Episode 1275: Collapses and Surges

9/27/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo, Chris Davis and Khris Davis, the end of a Clayton Kershaw streak, Jacob deGrom, the ever-changing NL playoff race, the rapid spread of the opener, Joe Maddon’s comments about Addison Russell, and the worst team collapses of 2018, then answer listener emails about the Cubs’ offense […]

Duration:01:03:43

Effectively Wild Episode 1274: Meet the New Manager, Different From the Old Manager

9/25/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo, Jeff McNeil, and Juan Graterol, Shaq Thompson and the highest minor-league strikeout rates, the last week of the season, the lowest ERAs of the second half, Bryan Mitchell, and why voting for pitcher awards may be getting even more complicated, then (20:14) bring on The Athletic’s […]

Duration:01:06:18

Effectively Wild Episode 1273: Baseball, But Louder

9/21/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the response to their previous episode, whether improvements in catching or improvements in umpiring have done more to reduce the variation in framing performance among teams, a Mike Trout snub, Breyvic Valera’s contact rate, and the latest revelations about Addison Russell’s alleged domestic abuse, then answer listener emails […]

Duration:00:59:58

Effectively Wild Episode 1272: Take Money to Make Money?

9/20/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Trevor Story’s close call, then (9:04) bring on former MLB pitcher Michael Schwimer, the founder and CEO of Big League Advance, to talk about the mechanics and morality of giving money to minor leaguers in exchange for a percentage of their future earnings if they make the majors, […]

Duration:01:24:15

Effectively Wild Episode 1271: The Stretch Run

9/18/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo and Jacob deGrom (as usual), the perception of the Cubs vs. the reality of the Cubs, the dramatic, puzzling increase in infield shifting against Mike Trout, the checkered career of honest but pugnacious umpiring legend Tim Hurst, the future of two-way players, Joel Sherman’s column about […]

Duration:01:07:13

Effectively Wild Episode 1270: A Cup of Their Own

9/14/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo going viral again, a Shohei Ohtani fun fact, J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, and how to gauge a player’s value to his teammates, the emergence of A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano, the impending ends to the careers of David Wright and Joe Mauer, a Kyle Freeland update, the […]

Duration:01:02:00

Effectively Wild Episode 1269: Best in the Business

9/13/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the unlikely championship season of the Northwest League’s Eugene Emeralds, Jacob deGrom’s latest hard-luck loss, and maintaining perspective about the Phillies’ late-season swoon, then answer listener emails about an MLB ballpark sleepover, whether making ballparks bigger would counter the three true outcomes, Chris Davis’s strikeouts vs. batting average […]

Duration:01:03:41

Effectively Wild Episode 1268: Replay, Reviewed

9/10/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo, Jeff’s ideal afterlife, Mike Trout’s future and what an extension for Trout might look like, the Tyler Flowers extension, Michael Kopech’s impending Tommy John surgery and the UCL scourge, how being Tampa Bay’s “bulk guy” is affecting Ryan Yarbrough’s WAR, Mallex Smith vs. Giancarlo Stanton, a […]

Duration:01:07:59

Effectively Wild Episode 1267: The Ohtani Elbow Inquest

9/6/2018
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Ben Lindbergh, The Ringer’s Michael Baumann, and Tommy John surgery researcher Jon Roegele convene to discuss every aspect of the news that Shohei Ohtani will likely undergo Tommy John surgery, including how the Angels handled him and whether they bear any blame for the outcome, their recent rash of similar injuries and unusual treatments, Ohtani’s […]

Duration:00:56:04

Effectively Wild Episode 1266: Labor WAR

9/6/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Dee Gordon’s walk rate, Jonathan Villar’s daring baserunning, how much the “opener” has contributed to the Rays’ success, and Todd Frazier’s variation on the hidden-ball trick. Then they bring on FanGraphs writer Sheryl Ring (22:02) to discuss what the MLB Players Association hiring new lead negotiator Bruce Meyer […]

Duration:01:07:41

Effectively Wild Episode 1265: Home Runs Per Homestand

9/5/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Trevor Story’s improvement, Brady Feigl vs. Brady Feigl, Joe West vs. Austin Davis and an information card, a Carter Capps update, the Mariners’ clubhouse brawl, the continued dominance of Edwin Diaz, the disconcerting pitching return of Shohei Ohtani, and Kyle Schwaber’s lack of clutchness this season, then answer […]

Duration:01:12:48