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Effectively Wild: The Daily Baseball Prospectus Podcast

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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 1148: I’m a Marlins Fan, AMA

12/11/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan discuss the Giancarlo Stanton trade’s impact on the Yankees, whether and why the Marlins are an embarrassment (and where they’ll go from here), the Orioles’ attitude toward international players, and the Hall of Fame admitting Alan Trammell and Jack Morris. Then they bring on listener Lazaro Rodriguez, a certified Marlins […]

Duration: 01:00:54


Effectively Wild Episode 1147: Ohtani Time at Last

12/9/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan discuss all the implications of the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani signing, including its impact on the franchise’s short- and long-term outlook, the Ohtani-Trout tag team, the Albert Pujols conundrum at DH, and where Ohtani’s trade value ranks. Then they assess the suffering of the finalists that lost out on Ohtani and […]

Duration: 00:57:53


Effectively Wild Episode 1146: Unmaking Multiple Myths

12/6/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a baseball earthquake in Cleveland and the Miles Mikolas and Mike Minor signings, debunk myths about NPB pitchers and Pud Galvin, and answer listener emails about Shohei Ohtani and Chief Wahoo, Ohtani loopholes, Jerry Dipoto trading his way to Ohtani, the DH and Ohtani, free-agent players prioritizing factors […]

Duration: 01:11:38


Effectively Wild Episode 1145: The Reigning-MVP Podcast

12/4/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the latest Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani news, speculate about why some teams reportedly didn’t try to sign Ohtani, and discuss the Yankees’ surprising hiring of Aaron Boone. Then they bring on former (and future?) MLB pitcher and current Fukuoka Softbank Hawks closer Dennis Sarfate, the reigning MVP […]

Duration: 01:10:13


Effectively Wild Episode 1144: The Explosive Edition

12/1/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo, Shohei Ohtani’s true two-way prospects (look, there’s no other news), MLB’s extraordinarily slow November, and trampoline pitching, then talk to volcanologist Erik Klemetti about how baseball would weather volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other fascinating but terrifying geologic events. Audio intro: Miniature Tigers, "Tell it to the Volcano" […]

Duration: 01:02:52


Effectively Wild Episode 1143: Giancarlohtani

11/30/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter, as always, about Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, as well as the slow start to the offseason and baseball takeaways from news about basketball and football. Then they look for players who performed better in team losses, talk about two twins, and answer listener emails about the most valuable […]

Duration: 01:18:14


Effectively Wild Episode 1142: The Shohei Ohtani Assignment

11/27/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a slow week in baseball and the likely effects of MLB’s impending pitch clock, then talk to former front-office executive (and former FanGraphs writer) Tony Blengino about how baseball brain trusts could and should be crafting their responses to the seven questions that Shohei Ohtani’s agent recently sent […]

Duration: 00:51:52


Effectively Wild Episode 1141: The Overlooked Negro Leagues Legend

11/24/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan profess their thanks for each other, answer listener emails about the 1890s Orioles’ field manipulations, the importance of Carlos Beltran to the 2017 Astros, and how free-agent auctions would work, then welcome researcher Peter Gorton and director Paul Irmiter to talk about little-known Negro Leagues legend and scouting pioneer John […]

Duration: 00:54:57


Effectively Wild Episode 1140: Just Another Slow November News Day

11/22/2017
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After an abnormally busy baseball news day, Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Aaron Judge’s shoulder surgery, Joe Morgan’s letter about steroids and the Hall of Fame, the Shohei Ohtani posting agreement, and MLB’s severe sanctions against the Atlanta Braves, then welcome listener Mike Juntunen to help them answer emails from other listeners about […]

Duration: 01:16:15


Effectively Wild Episode 1139: The WAR We Want

11/20/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a Shohei Otani “deadline” and Braves prospect Ronald Acuna, then bring on FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron to discuss a dispute about WAR and valuing players between Bill James and sabermetric stat sites, the evolution of awards (and Hall of Fame) voting, why Dave expects certain teams to […]

Duration: 01:10:19


Effectively Wild Episode 1138: No Loopholes Here

11/16/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Gabe Kapler’s prospects as Phillies manager, Aaron Judge’s hard hitting, various end-of-season awards results, MLB’s baseball-studying committee, and Shohei Ohtani’s value to AL and NL teams and the difficulty of gaming the CBA to sign him, then answer listener emails about an Ohtani sign-and-trade, homegrown value vs. free-agent […]

Duration: 01:05:44


Effectively Wild Episode 1137: How Much is That Slugger in the Window?

11/15/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about pitcher Luis Perdomo’s unusual triples total, Carlos Beltran’s retirement, and Giancarlo Stanton’s trade value, then answer listener emails about Aaron Judge’s similarities to Ryan Howard, an automatic nine-inning, five-run pitcher, the difficulty of evaluating pitch-calling, and bathroom breaks in baseball. Audio intro: Beastie Boys, "Triple Trouble" Audio outro: The Strokes, […]

Duration: 01:01:35


Effectively Wild Episode 1136: The Double-Draft Edition

11/14/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mookie Betts’ bowling exploits and Jeff’s AL Rookie of the Year ballot, then predict and review the results of Jerry Crasnick’s annual insiders survey, draft winter World Series odds movers, and do another draft of free agents’ estimated earnings. Audio intro: Jale, "Double Edge" Audio outro: Camera Obscura, "Double Feature" […]

Duration: 01:09:36


Effectively Wild Episode 1135: Players Seeking Salaries

11/10/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the latest Shohei Otani news, the contract requests of free agents J.D. Martinez and Jay Bruce, the Tigers’ MLB-worst World Series odds, and changes in catcher-framing stats, then review the results of Jeff’s survey on 2017 fan satisfaction. Audio intro: Colin Blunstone, "Pay Me Later" Audio outro: The Rolling Stones, […]

Duration: 00:54:29


Effectively Wild Episode 1134: Remembering Roy

11/8/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan mourn the loss of (and celebrate the greatness of) Roy Halladay, then answer listener emails about Halladay’s career, what Aaron Judge and the Astros teach us about strikeouts, whether better pitchers are also better at hitting, the players with the wildest fluctuations in WAR, Eric Hosmer’s stats-defying Gold Glove, the […]

Duration: 01:13:12


Effectively Wild Episode 1133: Lessons to Learn (and Unlearn) from October

11/6/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Shohei Otani, the Players Association, and a trio of opt-ins, then discuss whether tanking is bad for baseball and which conclusions can and can’t be drawn from the rebuilds, roster constructions, and in-game tactics of this season’s successful playoff teams. Audio intro: Neuseiland, "When You Get Back from the […]

Duration: 00:53:01


Effectively Wild Episode 1132: There’s No Hibernating in Baseball

11/3/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan discuss the end of the season and the challenging (if somewhat merciful) transition to offseason mode, the resolution of the World Series and an underwhelming Game 7, the best and worst World Series performers, the significance of the Astros’ victory, the difficulty of repeating as champion, the outlooks for the […]

Duration: 00:55:12


Effectively Wild Episode 1131: This One Goes to Seven

11/1/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the historic nature of the 2017 World Series and discuss World Series Game 6, including Josh Reddick’s record in clutch situations, David Roberts’ Rich Hill hook, a Justin Verlander decision, and the Astros’ and Dodgers’ different approaches to pitcher usage, then analyze Game 7’s pitching predicaments and the […]

Duration: 01:01:45


Effectively Wild Episode 1130: From Game 5 to Eternity

10/31/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the madness of World Series Game 5, including slick balls and home runs, Clayton Kershaw and Yuli Gurriel, and the many moments when the game appeared to be over but refused to end. Audio intro: Love, "Five String Serenade" Audio outro: The Jayhawks, "Five Cups of Coffee" iTunes Feed (Please rate […]

Duration: 00:51:52


Effectively Wild Episode 1129: The Darvish Dodgers Difference

10/27/2017
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the all-time leaders in WAR for two teams, what Yu Darvish has done differently with the Dodgers, and whether Carlos Correa or Corey Seager will have the more valuable career, then answer listener emails about home-field advantage in the playoffs, projecting (and learning from) Charlie Morton’s breakout, why […]

Duration: 00:55:11

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