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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.

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    • 4.8 • 2.3K 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 1777: Happy Francsgiving

    Effectively Wild Episode 1777: Happy Francsgiving

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Rays signing 20-year-old Wander Franco to a long-term extension, rapid movement in the starting-pitcher market (capped off by the Cardinals signing Steven Matz and Mets owner Steve Cohen tweeting out his reaction), and the White Sox inking Kendall Graveman. Then (36:41) they continue their series of discussions […]

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1776: How Can You Not Be Romantic About Baseball?

    Effectively Wild Episode 1776: How Can You Not Be Romantic About Baseball?

    Ben Lindbergh talks to baseball writer and romance novelist KD Casey about Unwritten Rules, her new romance novel about catchers and catcher framing, focusing on her history as a fan and writer, the intersection of sports and romance fiction, fictionalizing MLB teams, delivering details about baseball without alienating readers who aren’t fans, the ethics of […]

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1775: Ask the Audience

    Effectively Wild Episode 1775: Ask the Audience

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley follow up on an earlier conversation about ERA vs. FIP and banter about Seiya Suzuki being posted, Noah Syndergaard’s explanation of why he left the Mets, the rumored Sandy Alcantara extension and the future of the Marlins, how Canada’s new policy about unvaccinated athletes could affect the Blue Jays, and […]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1774: In Defense of FIP

    Effectively Wild Episode 1774: In Defense of FIP

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley recap the results of awards week, focusing on the controversy over Corbin Burnes’s victory over Zack Wheeler in NL Cy Young voting, the inconsistency between the AL and NL Cy Young results, how voting patterns are evolving, whether anyone actually discounts the value of innings, FIP vs. ERA and a […]

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1773: Hats Off

    Effectively Wild Episode 1773: Hats Off

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Astros re-signing Justin Verlander and MLB’s plan to house minor leaguers, then (19:53) bring on listener and top-tier Patreon supporter John Choe to discuss the single game he played in indy ball, the Moonlight Graham Society he co-founded to recognize minor league cups of coffee, how his […]

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1772: Bananas in Pajamas

    Effectively Wild Episode 1772: Bananas in Pajamas

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a flurry of signings and other transactions, including the Tigers signing Eduardo Rodriguez, the Angels signing Noah Syndergaard, the Blue Jays extending José Berríos, and the Mets (finally) hiring a GM, Billy Eppler, plus musings on the Tigers and Mariners “turning the corner,” followups on player rankings, unorthodox […]

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

alamosweet ,

Always interesting

This is the podcast that will get you excited again about the season unfolding. They hit all the right notes, and know just the right times to dig deeper. Such a great baseball podcast.

TwinsFan16 ,

Sorry

I’m sorry, but Meg and select guest cohosts NEED to quit talking about how tiring their jobs in sports media are. It is discussed for several minutes at the beginning of every episode and frankly enough is enough. It’s gotten old. If you’re that tired from your job, then obviously the healthy thing to do is to step away from the pod. Listeners respect what you do, but to start every episode on such a low note really brings down the vibe. This postseason was awesome and the offseason brings an exciting free agent class at several positions. Get people excited! I hope this doesn’t come off as rude, but constructive criticism. I love this pod and really do not want to have to find another go to baseball pod. But recently the content simply hasn’t been there.

Jack Daddie ,

The Best Baseball Podcast

I’ve listened to this show for a long time, but I really appreciate Meg and Ben for their love of the game and intriguing conversations.

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