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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 1179: The Nate Colbert Report

2/22/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Rays’ Carlos Gomez signing, the Padres’ improbable all-time home run leader, and the players’ portion of MLB revenue, then answer listener emails about running a team with the eye test or with stats, the effects of breaking the batting order, a serial rebuilding team, a pitcher fatigue […]

Duration:01:12:39

Effectively Wild Episode 1178: Season Preview Series: Nationals and Tigers

2/21/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about another volcanic comment by Scott Boras, the Eric Hosmer and J.D. Martinez signings and the Rays’ sudden sell-off, MLB’s latest pace-of-play initiatives, why spring training intentions often go awry, and sabermetric trailblazer Sherri Nichols, then preview the 2018 Nationals (23:46) with The Washington Post‘s Chelsea Janes, and the […]

Duration:01:23:57

Effectively Wild Episode 1177: Season Preview Series: Cubs and Padres

2/16/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Orioles’ Andrew Cashner signing, recent “super-teams” that missed the playoffs, and Marcus Stroman’s arbitration tweets, then preview the 2018 Cubs (16:27) with The Athletic Chicago’s Sahadev Sharma, and the 2018 Padres (46:43) with The Athletic San Diego’s Dennis Lin. Audio intro: The Thrills, "Nothing Changes Around Here" Audio interstitial […]

Duration:01:17:17

Effectively Wild Episode 1176: The Best Tape of Our Lives

2/15/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the installation of a humidor at Chase Field, how peak Ichiro would have hit at Coors Field, and what to make of reports about players in the best shape of their lives, then answer emails about which team performances would qualify as surprising in 2018, projecting players who’ve […]

Duration:01:14:36

Effectively Wild Episode 1175: Season Preview Series: Indians and Royals

2/13/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Esteban Loaiza’s drug bust and the Cubs’ Yu Darvish signing, then preview the 2018 Indians (15:31) with writer/editor Pete Beatty, and the 2018 Royals (44:16) with Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd. Audio intro: Robyn Hitchcock, "Tell Me About Your Drugs" Audio interstitial 1: Yoko Ono, "Peter the […]

Duration:01:15:13

Effectively Wild Episode 1174: Season Preview Series: Dodgers and Marlins

2/10/2018
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The season preview series rolls on to two teams at nearly opposite ends of the spending spectrum.

Duration:01:25:06

Effectively Wild Episode 1173: Actual Stats vs. Actual Scouts

2/9/2018
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Examining where and why FanGraphs' stats-based and scouting-based prospect lists diverge.

Duration:01:25:57

Effectively Wild Episode 1172: Season Preview Series: Astros and White Sox

2/6/2018
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The sixth annual EW season preview series begins with the best- and worst-projected teams.

Duration:01:20:16

Effectively Wild Episode 1171: Take Me Out With the Crowd

2/2/2018
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A bullpen-cart comeback, the "runner on second" extra-inning rule, the hottest firesales, and other burning questions.

Duration:01:06:15

Effectively Wild Episode 1170: Are the Robots Ready?

2/1/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Nori Aoki’s return to Japan, Vladimir Guerrero’s swing rate, Franchy Cordero’s power/speed skills, spring training for free agents (again), and Melky Cabrera, then bring on Baseball Prospectus Director of Technology Harry Pavlidis to explain BP’s latest pitching-themed analysis, featuring robot umpires’ feasibility, desirability, and potential effects on offense; […]

Duration:01:12:34

Effectively Wild Episode 1169: Trout on a Trampoline

1/30/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mike Trout’s trampoline encounter, a Matt Albers update, Ryan Braun’s rumored move to second base, the belated demise of Chief Wahoo, and Ben’s article about the 1995 Homestead spring training camp for free agents. Then they talk to Hardball Times author Stephanie Springer about cupping, magnetic chairs, cryotherapy, […]

Duration:01:03:44

Effectively Wild Episode 1168: Winning is for Losers

1/27/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan talk about the Brewers’ trade for Christian Yelich and signing of Lorenzo Cain, how the Brewers stack up in the NL Central, whether they’re the new model for a rebuilding team, how Yelich and Cain could perform in their new park, what the Cain contract says about the slow-moving market, […]

Duration:00:52:35

Effectively Wild Episode 1167: The Economic Volcano

1/26/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Padres’ social-media accounts getting hacked, Scott Boras’ “volcano” comment, Hall of Fame voting results, and Jeff’s article about batting practice, then answer listener emails about team construction and the wild card, consistency and Carlos Santana, the baseball equivalents of football’s recent Super Bowl staples, the decline and […]

Duration:01:21:11

Effectively Wild Episode 1166: The 2018 Minor League Free Agent Draft

1/22/2018
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Ben Lindbergh, Jeff Sullivan, and ESPN’s Sam Miller conduct the fifth annual Effectively Wild Minor League Free Agent Draft, selecting 10 minor league free agents each and competing to see whose roster will accumulate the most combined major league playing time in 2018. Audio intro: Semisonic, "This Will Be My Year" Audio outro: Sloan, "Try to Make […]

Duration:01:09:09

Effectively Wild Episode 1165: Jeff Passan Diagnoses Baseball’s Broken Market

1/19/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a few recent trade demands (or non-demands), then bring on Yahoo Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan to talk about what’s behind baseball’s slow-moving labor market, who and/or what is to blame for the sport’s present economic stalemate, and what can be done to avert disaster. Lastly, Ben provides […]

Duration:01:03:48

Effectively Wild Episode 1164: The Names of the Game

1/18/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan answer listener emails about rebuilding teams absorbing bad contracts, bad teams signing good players, an MLB amnesty clause, fans switching team allegiances, pitchers wearing jackets on the bases, how to maximize playing time with a limited number of hits, baseball on an Olympian schedule, how catchers could transition to a […]

Duration:01:09:36

Effectively Wild Episode 1163: Engaged in Trade Talks

1/17/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and a newly engaged Jeff Sullivan banter about Jeff’s absence and return, Willson Contreras and Jon Lester, and the Astros’ and Giants’ ends of the Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen trades, respectively. Then they bring on FanGraphs writer Travis Sawchik to break down the Pirates’ past, present, and future, including their returns in […]

Duration:00:59:41

Effectively Wild Episode 1162: Coping and Collecting

1/12/2018
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Ben Lindbergh talks to SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee about the Mets’ Jay Bruce signing and finding ways to engage with baseball and keep the content coming during an excruciatingly slow offseason, then brings on Forbes contributor David Seideman to talk about trends in baseball memorabilia collecting, the enduring appeal of historic relics and signatures, and […]

Duration:00:57:25

Effectively Wild Episode 1161: Dave Cameron’s Goodbye to Blogging

1/10/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and outgoing FanGraphs Managing Editor Dave Cameron review Dave’s decision to retire from writing to take a job as an analyst in the San Diego Padres’ front office, discussing his personal and professional past and future and the past, present, and future of public and private baseball analysis. Audio intro: Tom Petty and The […]

Duration:00:58:22

Effectively Wild Episode 1160: The Podcast of Continuing Education

1/8/2018
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Ben Lindbergh and his Ringer MLB Show co-host Michael Baumann speculate about how the slow offseason will end, answer listener emails about sabermetrics and salary depression, sumo wrestling and the Hall of Fame, and baseball in winter weather, compare the careers of Omar Vizquel and Nomar Garciaparra, and analyze unorthodox new Padres relief pitcher Kazuhisa […]

Duration:01:23:50

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