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Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, Meg Rowley

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Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, Meg Rowley

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Latest Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1456: Sign Language

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the latest linguistic crimes by Scott Boras, then discuss the Astros sign-sealing scandal, touching on Mike Fiers’ role in the revelations, whether sign-stealing actually benefited the Astros, the immorality of sign-stealing, what the Astros’ punishment should be, the history of sign-stealing, whether the Astros sign-stealers acted alone, whether […]

74 MIN1 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1456: Sign Language

Effectively Wild Episode 1455: The Fifth Free-Agent Contracts Draft

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the baffling trade rumors swirling around Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, and Kris Bryant, try to discern why they would be on the block, discuss how the likelihood of the top-rated team winning the World Series compares to the likelihood of the best team taking the title in other […]

84 MIN3 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1455: The Fifth Free-Agent Contracts Draft

Effectively Wild Episode 1454: Where Have You Gone, Mr. Robinson?

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s return from vacation and Meg and Sam’s episodes in his absence, former Angels minor leaguer Mike Fish (not to be confused with Mike Trout), and a roundup of recent news, including Stephen Strasburg opting out, J.D. Martinez not opting out, Mookie Betts trade rumors, robot umps coming […]

89 MIN6 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1454: Where Have You Gone, Mr. Robinson?

Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

Sam Miller and Meg Rowley revisit a fast-moving 1916 afternoon tilt between the Asheville Tourists and the Winston-Salem Twins with some historic significance, and engage in an Effectively Wild experiment. Audiointro: Ben Gibbard and Feist “Train Song” Interstitial: Muddy Waters “Train Fare Home Blues” Audiooutro: Oscar Peterson Trio “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be“ […]

41 MIN1 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

Effectively Wild Episode 1452: Play It Again, Sam

Meg Rowley and Sam Miller banter about Ben Lindbergh’s vacation-induced absence, an unusual umpire Wikipedia entry, and the acceptability of failure, before turning their attention to a few listener emails answered during the Jeff Sullivan era, including what would happen if Giancarlo Stanton only tried to hit home runs, how they would prefer to consume […]

69 MIN1 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1452: Play It Again, Sam

Effectively Wild Episode 1451: A World Series Worth Waiting For

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Nationals’ well-earned World Series victory, the Nationals players they’re happiest for, the a strange, all-road-wins series, the brilliance of Zack Greinke, the decisions of A.J. Hinch (including a bad bunt, pulling Greinke, using Will Harris, and not using Gerrit Cole), Max Scherzer’s high-wire act, the futures of […]

103 MIN2 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1451: A World Series Worth Waiting For

Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Don’t Carry a Big Stick

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about a wild World Series Game 6, including a controversial interference call on Trea Turner, a strange conference call with New York, the ejection of Dave Martinez, the greatness of Stephen Strasburg, George Springer, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto, bat-carrying briefly becoming the new bat-flipping, a Max Scherzer sighting, […]

61 MIN2 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Don’t Carry a Big Stick

Effectively Wild Episode 1449: The Nationals’ Lost Weekend

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about audible umpires, Lance Barksdale’s ball/strike calls in World Series Game 5, the Nationals’ offensive outage in Games 3-5, Max Scherzer’s neck spasms, Dave Martinez’s moves, why the series has been somewhat unexciting, the Nationals’ and Astros’ outlooks going into Game 6, the Astros’ retraction of their statement about […]

74 MIN2 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1449: The Nationals’ Lost Weekend

Effectively Wild Episode 1448: The 21-Soto Salute

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley discuss the latest on the Astros and the benefits and limitations of front-office diversity, Rob Manfred’s new comments about the baseball, Kris Bryant’s grievance against the Cubs, umpire Rob Drake’s apology for a bad tweet, and Yu Darvish’s good tweets, then answer listener emails about Juan Soto’s age and clubhouse […]

73 MIN3 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1448: The 21-Soto Salute

Effectively Wild Episode 1447: The Astros Stay Losing

After an update from Ben Lindbergh on the Astros’ firing of Brandon Taubman and inadequate apology, Ben and Sam Miller follow up on a discussion of postseason chase rate, talk more about Taubman, and break down the first two games of the World Series, focusing on what went right for the Nationals, what went wrong […]

80 MIN3 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1447: The Astros Stay Losing

Latest Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1456: Sign Language

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the latest linguistic crimes by Scott Boras, then discuss the Astros sign-sealing scandal, touching on Mike Fiers’ role in the revelations, whether sign-stealing actually benefited the Astros, the immorality of sign-stealing, what the Astros’ punishment should be, the history of sign-stealing, whether the Astros sign-stealers acted alone, whether […]

74 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1456: Sign Language

Effectively Wild Episode 1455: The Fifth Free-Agent Contracts Draft

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the baffling trade rumors swirling around Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, and Kris Bryant, try to discern why they would be on the block, discuss how the likelihood of the top-rated team winning the World Series compares to the likelihood of the best team taking the title in other […]

84 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1455: The Fifth Free-Agent Contracts Draft

Effectively Wild Episode 1454: Where Have You Gone, Mr. Robinson?

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s return from vacation and Meg and Sam’s episodes in his absence, former Angels minor leaguer Mike Fish (not to be confused with Mike Trout), and a roundup of recent news, including Stephen Strasburg opting out, J.D. Martinez not opting out, Mookie Betts trade rumors, robot umps coming […]

89 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1454: Where Have You Gone, Mr. Robinson?

Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

Sam Miller and Meg Rowley revisit a fast-moving 1916 afternoon tilt between the Asheville Tourists and the Winston-Salem Twins with some historic significance, and engage in an Effectively Wild experiment. Audiointro: Ben Gibbard and Feist “Train Song” Interstitial: Muddy Waters “Train Fare Home Blues” Audiooutro: Oscar Peterson Trio “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be“ […]

41 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1453: Time Is on Our Side

Effectively Wild Episode 1452: Play It Again, Sam

Meg Rowley and Sam Miller banter about Ben Lindbergh’s vacation-induced absence, an unusual umpire Wikipedia entry, and the acceptability of failure, before turning their attention to a few listener emails answered during the Jeff Sullivan era, including what would happen if Giancarlo Stanton only tried to hit home runs, how they would prefer to consume […]

69 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1452: Play It Again, Sam

Effectively Wild Episode 1451: A World Series Worth Waiting For

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Nationals’ well-earned World Series victory, the Nationals players they’re happiest for, the a strange, all-road-wins series, the brilliance of Zack Greinke, the decisions of A.J. Hinch (including a bad bunt, pulling Greinke, using Will Harris, and not using Gerrit Cole), Max Scherzer’s high-wire act, the futures of […]

103 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1451: A World Series Worth Waiting For

Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Don’t Carry a Big Stick

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about a wild World Series Game 6, including a controversial interference call on Trea Turner, a strange conference call with New York, the ejection of Dave Martinez, the greatness of Stephen Strasburg, George Springer, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto, bat-carrying briefly becoming the new bat-flipping, a Max Scherzer sighting, […]

61 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1450: Play Loud and Don’t Carry a Big Stick

Effectively Wild Episode 1449: The Nationals’ Lost Weekend

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about audible umpires, Lance Barksdale’s ball/strike calls in World Series Game 5, the Nationals’ offensive outage in Games 3-5, Max Scherzer’s neck spasms, Dave Martinez’s moves, why the series has been somewhat unexciting, the Nationals’ and Astros’ outlooks going into Game 6, the Astros’ retraction of their statement about […]

74 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1449: The Nationals’ Lost Weekend

Effectively Wild Episode 1448: The 21-Soto Salute

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley discuss the latest on the Astros and the benefits and limitations of front-office diversity, Rob Manfred’s new comments about the baseball, Kris Bryant’s grievance against the Cubs, umpire Rob Drake’s apology for a bad tweet, and Yu Darvish’s good tweets, then answer listener emails about Juan Soto’s age and clubhouse […]

73 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1448: The 21-Soto Salute

Effectively Wild Episode 1447: The Astros Stay Losing

After an update from Ben Lindbergh on the Astros’ firing of Brandon Taubman and inadequate apology, Ben and Sam Miller follow up on a discussion of postseason chase rate, talk more about Taubman, and break down the first two games of the World Series, focusing on what went right for the Nationals, what went wrong […]

80 MIN3 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1447: The Astros Stay Losing
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