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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.

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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 1619: Pink Hair Don’t Care

    Effectively Wild Episode 1619: Pink Hair Don’t Care

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Effectively Wild community’s Secret Santa exchange beginning again, a new podcast featuring former EW guest (and oldest former living player) Eddie Robinson, and two more Scott Boras quotes, then reflect further on Kim Ng’s hiring and review listeners’ responses to a recent podcast discussion about picking a […]

    Effectively Wild Episode 1618: Robinson Canózolol

    Effectively Wild Episode 1618: Robinson Canózolol

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Representative Cedric Richmond’s retirement from the Congressional Baseball Game after a Ruthian two-way career, discuss Theo Epstein stepping down from the Cubs (and at least temporarily leaving baseball) and Robinson Canó getting suspended for the entire 2021 season after testing positive for steroid use, and share a Stat […]

    • 50 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1617: Did Sabermetrics Break Baseball?

    Effectively Wild Episode 1617: Did Sabermetrics Break Baseball?

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley reflect on the fact that it took a former player to hire Kim Ng as MLB’s first woman general manager, follow up on the unwritten rules controversy surrounding Kyuji Fujikawa’s final out, and evaluate two recent statements by Scott Boras, then (24:07) bring on Baseball Prospectus’s Patrick Dubuque and FanGraphs’ […]

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1616: MLB’s Other Cheating Problem

    Effectively Wild Episode 1616: MLB’s Other Cheating Problem

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Marlins hiring Kim Ng and the significance of Ng becoming MLB’s first woman GM, the Angels hiring Perry Minasian and the team’s ownership issues, Kyuji Fujikawa and an NPB unwritten rule, Ryan Tepera’s accidental MVP vote, and how FanGraphs readers feel about 2020’s new rules, plus a […]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1615: Yesterday’s News

    Effectively Wild Episode 1615: Yesterday’s News

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Marcus Stroman accepting the qualifying offer and tweeting about Tony La Russa, what the AL Cy Young voting says about the Dodgers, and the singular greatness of the 2014-15 Royals, then answer listener emails about Noodles Hahn and how quickly former star players get forgotten, whether there should […]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1614: The Most Difficult Free-Agent Contracts Draft

    Effectively Wild Episode 1614: The Most Difficult Free-Agent Contracts Draft

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Jeff Luhnow’s lawsuit against the Astros and Max Muncy’s and Joe Kelly’s comments about MLB’s permeable postseason quasi-bubble, then conduct their sixth annual free-agent-contract over/under draft. Audio intro: The Clash, "All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)" Audio outro: The Electric Prunes, "Sold to the Highest Bidder" Link to […]

    • 1 hr 8 min

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Haven't gotten to where Ben leaves so not really sure how they'll handle that considering Ben and Sam had built such a wonderful rapport - and Sam was just so damn likeable. Still, fear not change etc etc. Hopefully Jeff will be good

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