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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.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley

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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 1934: How to Bring Back Bellinger’s Bat

    Effectively Wild Episode 1934: How to Bring Back Bellinger’s Bat

    Ben Lindbergh convenes a roundtable of hitting analysts—Robert Orr from Baseball Prospectus, Esteban Rivera from FanGraphs, and Ryan Parker, formerly of Baseball Prospectus and the Los Angeles Angels—to diagnose the problems with free agent Cody Bellinger’s much-diminished bat and recommend how to revive it. They also discuss their approaches to analyzing hitting, coachability, the differences […]

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1933: Bats, Bets, Ballots, and Blasts

    Effectively Wild Episode 1933: Bats, Bets, Ballots, and Blasts

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about omissions from their Baseball Twitter draft, a few transactions (including the Kyle Lewis trade, the Gio Urshela trade, and multiple shortstop swaps), the Angels acquiring average players, the Dodgers non-tendering Cody Bellinger, the Phillies extending Dave Dombrowski, the new BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot and Ben’s ballot decision, […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1932: The Best of Baseball Twitter

    Effectively Wild Episode 1932: The Best of Baseball Twitter

    With the future of Twitter uncertain, Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley welcome Craig Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus and Jordan Shusterman and Jake Mintz of Fox Sports and Céspedes Family BBQ to draft the best tweets and traditions from more than a decade of content on Baseball Twitter (plus a Past Blast from 1932). (Warning/preview: Prepare […]

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1931: Big Batters Don’t Cry

    Effectively Wild Episode 1931: Big Batters Don’t Cry

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about redefining the MVP award, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s unearthed baseball blogs, Billy Beane’s new role with the A’s, and the Braves’ spinoff from Liberty Media, plus a Past Blast from 1931. Then (30:27) they bring on listener and top-tier Patreon supporter Peter Bonney to discuss his baseball background […]

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1930: Meat Your Maker

    Effectively Wild Episode 1930: Meat Your Maker

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Shohei Ohtani and the Cy Young Award, Buck Showalter and the Manager of the Year Award, Bryce Harper’s elbow surgery, the Angels signing Tyler Anderson, Anthony Rizzo and the Yankees’ record Defensive Runs Saved total, the Mariners trading for Teoscar Hernández, title inflation and the “associate manager,” and […]

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1929: Double Your Drafting, Double Your Fun

    Effectively Wild Episode 1929: Double Your Drafting, Double Your Fun

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Scott Boras’s opinions about postseason pitch clocks and a neutral-site World Series, discuss Meg’s NL Rookie of the Year vote (14:16) and the rookie class, and then conduct two drafts: the eighth free-agent-contract over/under draft (35:37), and the fifth World Series odds movers draft (1:29:46), plus a Past […]

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Dog Money ,

This is my favorite podcast

This podcast is simply the best. They keep everything in perspective. Lots of fun and great info. Intelligent conversations about baseball and sometimes it’s role in society. Ben and Meg are delightful. Easily my favorite podcast.

Kike kiks ,

Disappointing to say the least.

Spent more time talking about 2017 than the actual WS, mentioned a QAnon theory, and avoided talking players like Giolito or Votto have mentioned that many teams were cheating.

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Stick to baseball and cut out the wokeness

Seemingly even baseball stats are not immune from woke narratives these days. We get bombarded with this from everywhere else - please quit with the politics/diversity wokeness and stick with the sports.

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