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 1592: The Roger Angell Centennial Celebration

    Effectively Wild Episode 1592: The Roger Angell Centennial Celebration

    In honor of New Yorker writer and editor and Baseball Hall of Famer Roger Angell’s 100th birthday, Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Meg Rowley discuss what they admire about Angell’s life and work, how he’s influenced their writing, and a few of their favorite Angell works. Then (26:22) they cue up a collection of original, […]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1591: More Like Expanded Nayoffs

    Effectively Wild Episode 1591: More Like Expanded Nayoffs

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller discuss Rob Manfred’s desire to make the 16-team playoff format permanent and how the absence of off days will affect the 2020 postseason, then conduct a Stat Blast quiz about the best same-named teammate duos, plus a non-quiz Stat Blast about pitcher usage in seven-inning doubleheaders. Audio intro: Rhett Miller, "Permanent […]

    • 58 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1590: How to Find a Minor League Late Bloomer

    Effectively Wild Episode 1590: How to Find a Minor League Late Bloomer

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller talk to Justin Hollander, the Seattle Mariners’ vice president and assistant general manager in charge of baseball operations, about how the Mariners have discovered and signed overlooked talents like Austin Nola and Dylan Moore, how much preparation the front office does for minor league free agency, how to blend stats […]

    • 57 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1589: The Home Run Retriever

    Effectively Wild Episode 1589: The Home Run Retriever

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the extraordinary stat lines of Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes, the role of randomness in baseball, the latest two-team half no-hitter, the Rays’ historic all-lefty lineup, the horrors of Red Sox pitching, the approaching end of the regular season, the states of the standings and playoff odds, the underperforming […]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1588: Full Nelson

    Effectively Wild Episode 1588: Full Nelson

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller discuss the backstory behind the Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio trade, break down a clichéd postgame quote by Gavin Lux, and marvel at the historic excellence of 40-year-old Twins slugger Nelson Cruz. Audio intro: Todd Rundgren, "Cliché" Audio outro: Chip Taylor, "Santa Cruz" Link to the Chicago Reader on the Cubs and […]

    • 56 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1587: The Live-Ball Era

    Effectively Wild Episode 1587: The Live-Ball Era

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley follow up on an earlier Clayton Kershaw commercial conversation and banter about Tom Seaver and the benefits of being a late bloomer, then answer listener emails about catchers sharing secrets about their old teams, the value of game-calling, Manny Ramirez signing with the Sydney Blue Sox and the experience of […]

    • 1 hr 30 min

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2.1K Ratings

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Great stuff

Informative, smart and funny. A must if you’re even a little bit nerdy about baseball. Very pleasant sounding hosts, to boot. So pleasant I’ve been known to listen to old eps when I’m falling asleep.

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