300 episodes

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

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Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

    Effectively Wild Episode 1491: The Baseball Ombudsperson

    Effectively Wild Episode 1491: The Baseball Ombudsperson

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Mitch Haniger’s excruciating-sounding injuries, how Mariners fans may feel about the Braves signing Félix Hernández, the winter of Nolan Arenado’s discontent, where the Rockies went wrong, the oddness of being a baseball player, why Scott Boras believes Astros players shouldn’t apologize for stealing signs (and why he’s wrong), […]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1490: Yeah Jeets

    Effectively Wild Episode 1490: Yeah Jeets

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller do a brief, spoiler-free followup on their Knives Out banter from the previous episode, then break down the elections of Derek Jeter and Larry Walker to the Hall of Fame, touching on the contrast between their voting trajectories, how and why Walker made it, the lone Jeter ballot holdout, the […]

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1489: Let’s Create an Award

    Effectively Wild Episode 1489: Let’s Create an Award

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the symbolism of the baseball in Knives Out (beware of slight spoilers from 4:17 to 10:32), follow up on a few reader suggestions about outside hires who could clean up the Astros, and discuss the latest developments in the sign-stealing scandal, then try to invent a new end-of-season […]

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1488: Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Little Star

    Effectively Wild Episode 1488: Wrinkle, Wrinkle, Little Star

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller review a wild, rumor-filled Thursday in baseball, touching on Jessica Mendoza’s comments about Mike Fiers, the end of Carlos Beltrán’s brief tenure as Mets manager, the Mets’ handling of his exit, the saga of not-Beltrán’s-niece, Twitter detectives following alleged leads about buzzers, Alex Bregman, and José Altuve, how efforts to […]

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1487: We Remembered Some Guys

    Effectively Wild Episode 1487: We Remembered Some Guys

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Red Sox firing Alex Cora, the Twins signing Josh Donaldson, an uptick in online player pettiness, fans taunting the visiting Astros, and a baseball-themed Jeopardy! clue. Then (22:30) Ben and Sam Miller banter about baseball fandom as a form of family bonding and the appeal of Remembering […]

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1486: MLB Bangs the Gavel

    Effectively Wild Episode 1486: MLB Bangs the Gavel

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley discuss MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s report about the findings of the league’s investigation into the Astros’ sign-stealing activities and the firings of Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, touching on the appropriateness of the punishments, the new details revealed in the report, where the report fell short, why players weren’t suspended, […]

Customer Reviews

Harvalous ,

Great but...

...totally sick of the anti-Mets bias, it’s very clear when you listen that Ben is a ‘former’ Yankees fan. I just wish it was a truly neutral podcast that doesn’t perpetuate the same tired narratives. Let’s make this happen! Very good otherwise

Doddy182 ,

The best!

Intelligent and funny baseball chat with Ben and Jeff make my hour long commutes much less mundane. So many over the top American sports commentators really make being a baseball fan a drag sometimes but these guys really do a great job. I don’t know hat is so without them. Love the fact it’s good length and so many episodes. Keep up the great work guys.

Joolzybabe ,

Props to ya mums

Because they did a good job raising you boys. Oh and good podcast- fun! The only tangent missing is like, nerdy discussion of comic books but you can only take it so far. Smiles :)

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