2,000 episodes

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), 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: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley

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    • 4.7 • 2.5K Ratings

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), 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 2190: If You Call Him, He Will Pitch

    Effectively Wild Episode 2190: If You Call Him, He Will Pitch

    Ben Lindbergh talks to Sam Miller of Pebble Hunting about the increase in IL stints at the All-Star break and Sam’s obsession with the evolving strategy of first-and-third situations. Then (41:29) Ben talks to Iowa state representative and Sioux City Explorers pitcher J.D. Scholten about his incredible baseball comeback at age 44, his baseball background, […]

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 2189: Don’t Sell Umpires Short(s)

    Effectively Wild Episode 2189: Don’t Sell Umpires Short(s)

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about homerless White Sox second basemen, the recent history of teams with homerless positions, and the upsides and downsides of the trend toward focusing on present-season performance in All-Star selections, then (37:11) answer emails about an award for utility players, a player’s debut age matching his debut number, whether […]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 2188: I Fought the Wall, and the Wall Won

    Effectively Wild Episode 2188: I Fought the Wall, and the Wall Won

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s daughter coining a baseball term, how the on-screen strike-zone plot (slightly) delays the rest of the broadcast, Jose Miranda and the surprising 12-consecutive-hits club, David Robertson’s elite relief career, whether Shohei Ohtani should stop pitching, an attempt to quantify players’ smiles, how this season stacks up in […]

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 2187: It’s a Bold Strategy

    Effectively Wild Episode 2187: It’s a Bold Strategy

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a genuine, no-foolin’ instance of “Strategy” (aka a mid-PA pitching change), Christian Walker’s affinity for Dodger Stadium, a Triple-A Waxahachie Swap, the Nationals optioning EW legend Joey Meneses, the Marlins DFA’ing Tim Anderson, and the latest Royce Lewis injury, plus follow-ups about bullpen-cart-driver tipping and fan catches. Then […]

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 2186: José, Can You Save?

    Effectively Wild Episode 2186: José, Can You Save?

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Phillies reliever José Ruiz threatening Ryan Webb’s career record for games finished without a save, Aaron Judge’s Hall of Fame case, the Mariners having a .540 winning percentage, just as Jerry Dipoto foretold (sort of), Dallas Keuchel being back in the big leagues, the White Sox, weirdly, dictating […]

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 2185: Rise to the Challenge System

    Effectively Wild Episode 2185: Rise to the Challenge System

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the one (and only one) case where the zombie runner was warranted, why pitchers throw strikes to Aaron Judge (10:00), and MLB’s new Home Run Derby rules (21:11), then answer listener emails about how different baseball would be if runners didn’t have to tag up (34:49), the best […]

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Brandon Li Fong ,

Recommended by Hito MLB Taiwanese podcast

Recommended by Jacky Lee, the host of Hito MLB, a podcast from Taiwan. I love this show. I even spend time to read Ben Linburgh’s books, which are awesome as well

apmurphygogo ,

New listener and love the constant updates

Great work team, love the chatter!

dube9 ,

The monarch of baseball podcasts

Or at least the enlightened despot…maybe the elected benevolent ombuds-person.

The only flaw, it needs more Longenhagen, Bauman , and Clemens. Love Meg and Ben; just want to hear more from the others two. Spin-off podcast anyone?

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