Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

By Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley

Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary

  1. 1.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1752: Photo Finish
    1:38:12
  2. 2.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1751: The Playoff Matchups Draft
    1:17:34
  3. 3.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1750: The Gift of the Maggi
    1:23:10
  4. 4.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1749: Cheat Sheet
    1:22:28
  5. 5.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1748: On the Clock
    1:32:50
  6. 6.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1747: Embrace the Race
    1:11:30
  7. 7.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1746: They’re Saying Boo-urns
    1:31:43
  8. 8.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1745: The State of the Starting Pitcher
    1:12:09
  1. 9.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1744: The Pretty Good Players Draft
    1:17:00
  2. 10.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1743: On the Bubble
    1:28:50
  3. 11.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1742: The Race (and Series) of the Season
    1:10:19
  4. 12.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1741: Call Up the Cavalry
    1:30:48
  5. 13.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1740: Thumb WAR
    1:38:06
  6. 14.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1739: Poff Piece
    1:36:53
  7. 15.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1738: Molina and the Mound
    1:31:05
  8. 16.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1737: Walk on, Walk Off
    1:29:40
  9. 17.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1736: The Wildest Week in Sports Card History
    1:17:06
  10. 18.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1735: In Play, Run(s)
    1:29:44
  11. 19.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1734: Win Some, Lose Some
    1:16:13
  12. 20.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1733: Corn-Fed Beef Boys
    1:24:08
  13. 21.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1732: Wanna Bet?
    1:19:05
  14. 22.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1731: In Good Standings
    1:15:00
  15. 23.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1730: The Mike Trout 30th Birthday Draft
    1:30:50
  16. 24.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1729: That’s Just Like, Your Opinion, Man
    1:38:33
  17. 25.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1728: On Guardians
    1:14:12
  18. 26.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1727: One Trade Deadline to Rule Them All
    1:48:19
  19. 27.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1726: Hit, Stand, or Surrender
    1:17:33
  20. 28.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1725: Jerry Built
    1:42:32
  21. 29.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1724: Changing of the Guardians
    1:22:29
  22. 30.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1723: Absolute Zero
    1:34:10
  23. 31.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1722: One Month Without Sticky Stuff
    1:29:48
  24. 32.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1721: Forget it, Jake. It’s Chi-Town.
    1:13:05
  25. 33.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1720: Fun Differential
    1:21:00
  26. 34.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1719: The Derby and the Draft
    1:52:44
  27. 35.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1718: MLB in the Multiverse of Madness
    1:22:22
  28. 36.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1717: The Bad Hatters
    1:50:43
  29. 37.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1716: Hey Mickey
    1:17:57
  30. 38.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1715: It’s Academic
    1:41:36
  31. 39.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1714: A Bad Day in Baseball
    50:55
  32. 40.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1713: The Straw That Broke the Umpire’s Belt
    1:16:08
  33. 41.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1712: The 21-Strikeout Salute
    1:16:12
  34. 42.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1711: Strip Search
    1:10:19
  35. 43.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1710: Sticking Time Bomb
    2:21:25
  36. 44.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1709: Number One With a Bullet
    1:32:17
  37. 45.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1708: Spinning Out
    1:35:39
  38. 46.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1707: Baseball-Reference Rewrites its Record Books
    1:27:41
  39. 47.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1706: The Giants, (Sort of) Explained
    1:02:27
  40. 48.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1705: Spit Takes
    1:20:20
  41. 49.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1704: How the Foreign-Substance Crackdown Could Go
    1:27:24
  42. 50.
    Effectively Wild Episode 1703: Yesterday’s Papers
    1:19:54

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Audio intro: Steve Gunn, "Protection"
\nAudio outro: Frankie Siragusa, "I Don’t Want to See You Again"

\n

\n

\nLink to article about Ohtani’s walks
\nLink to lineup protection explainer
\nLink to Tom Tango on lineup protection
\nLink to Davis-West card article
\nLink to current playoff bracket
\nLink to White Sox playoff rate
\nLink to Ben on Foundation
\nLink to past SP waiver acquisitions (before)
\nLink to past SP waiver acquisitions (after)

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\n

Audio intro: Daniel Johnston, "Phantom of My Own Opera"
\nAudio outro: The Cars, "I Refuse"

\n

\n

\nLink to Kevin Goldstein on the Cardinals
\nLink to Rob Mains on PECOTA overperformers
\nLink to Patrick Dubuque on the Giants
\nLink to Jay Jaffe on Wade
\nLink to Jay on the Orioles
\nLink to Phil Miller on Maggi
\nLink to Do-Hyoung Park on Maggi
\nLink to phantom ballplayers wiki
\nLink to Craig Goldstein on Borucki
\nLink to “family portrait” tweet
\nLink to Carleton College softball game
\nLink to Ben on Kratz and catching
\nLink to 2021 peeking controversy
\nLink to Jason Turbow on peeking

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Audio intro: The Clash, "The Card Cheat"
\nAudio interstitial: Laura Marling, "I Was Just a Card"
\nAudio outro: Kiwi Jr., "Salary Man"

\n

\n

\nLink to story on Kiermaier controversy
\nLink to story about Rays apology
\nLink to story about Mets-Dodgers dispute
\nLink to episode on banning in-game cards
\nLink to The Athletic on Padres dysfunction
\nLink to The Union-Tribune on the Padres
\nLink to story on Tatis and Machado
\nLink to Dan Szymborski on the Padres
\nLink to story on the Cardinals’ surge
\nLink to story on Atlanta’s outfield
\nLink to story on Gose’s comeback
\nLink to story on Syndergaard and deGrom
\nLink to story on Bieber
\nLink to story on Bassitt
\nLink to Rob Mains on pitcher pay
\nLink to Judge’s baseball economics article
\nLink to old EW episode about similar proposal
\nLink to story about minor league wristbands
\nLink to Angell watching the Mets
\nLink to Roger Angell EW episode

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\n

Audio intro: Remember Sports, "Clock"
\nAudio outro: The Scruffs, "I’m a Failure"

\n

\n

\nLink to Jayson Stark on the pitch clock
\nLink to Mike Sonne on pitch clocks and injuries
\nLink to J.J. Cooper on pitch clocks and game times
\nLink to MLB time of game by year
\nLink to Grant Brisbee on time between pitches
\nLink to David Smith on time between pitches
\nLink to Smith on why games get longer
\nLink to Rob Arthur on hitters’ time between pitches
\nLink to Rob on pitchers’ time between pitches
\nLink to EW episode about wild card game
\nLink to Travis Sawchik on the wild card round
\nLink to Griffin strikeout post
\nLink to Griffin strikeout video
\nLink to Griffin strikeout newspaper clipping
\nLink to Fuentes strikeout video
\nLink to Fuentes strikeout podcast
\nLink to Sandoval swing video
\nLink to Sam Miller on the ERA qualifier threshold
\nLink to J.J. on the ERA qualifier threshold
\nLink to story on Statcast’s margin of error
\nLink to story on Hawk-Eye in tennis
\nLink to Chet Gutwein on LeMahieu’s power outage
\nLink to Jeff Sullivan on LeMahieu’s power
\nLink to Kenny Kelly on LeMahieu and park effects
\nLink to story on Ort’s debut
\nLink to Oort cloud explainer
\nLink to Susan Slusser on Sammy Long
\nLink to story on Long’s debut
\nLink to Chafin’s “Failed Starter” shirt
\nLink to relievers Stat Blast data/graph
\nLink to Stat Blast sweeps data
\nLink to “Full Nelson” tweet
\nLink to current “Full Nelson” club
\nLink to Zach Kram on Adams
\nLink to Adams’ record HBP

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Audio intro: Humble Pie, "The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake"
\nAudio interstitial: The Stroppies, "Entropy"
\nAudio outro: Mandolin Orange, "Old Ties and Companions"

\n

\n

\nLink to Ohtani on the Time Top 100
\nLink to story on Ohtani’s Top 100 appearance
\nLink to Jeff Sullivan on Harper’s 2015
\nLink to Rob Arthur on Harper’s 2015
\nLink to Ben on the Soto Shuffle
\nLink to story on micro sports betting
\nLink to study on micro sports bettors
\nLink to story on cricket betting scandal
\nLink to tennis match-fixing wiki
\nLink to Jay on Team Entropy in 2011
\nLink to MLB.com 2011 retrospective
\nLink to CBS Sports 2011 retrospective
\nLink to 2011 retrospective video
\nLink to Ben on five-way tiebreakers
\nLink to Russell on five-way tiebreakers
\nLink to Jay’s 2021 Team Entropy intro
\nLink to latest Team Entropy piece
\nLink to Rob on the Mariners’ run differential
\nLink to Jay on Braun
\nLink to Jay on pitchers’ Hall cases
\nLink to Jay on hitters’ Hall cases
\nLink to Jay on Negro Leagues candidates
\nLink to Jay’s first Sausage Race piece
\nLink to Jay’s second Sausage Race piece

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\n

Audio intro: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, "Just Outside of Austin"
\nAudio interstitial: Motorists, "Blood From the Stone"
\nAudio outro: The Both, "Pay for It"

\n

\n

\nLink to Zach Kram on Adams
\nLink to locations of Adams’ HBP
\nLink to Adams’ pitch to Turner
\nLink to story on Planet Nine
\nLink to Will Sammon on Counsell’s decision
\nLink to 1974 Preston Gomez story
\nLink to Jay Jaffe on Scherzer
\nLink to Jeff Passan on the Scherzer trade
\nLink to Dodgers Nation on Scherzer vs. Buehler
\nLink to Scherzer’s Kershaw reaction video
\nLink to MLB’s 3000-strikeouts graphic
\nLink to Ben Clemens on the Blue Jays
\nLink to Hyde’s postgame quote
\nLink to Dan Szymborski on Torres
\nLink to Lavarnway news
\nLink to Robert’s Defector story
\nLink to Russell on minor leaguers in 2012
\nLink to Russell on what it would cost
\nLink to Russell on responding to objections
\nLink to Russell on minor leaguers as investments
\nLink to Russell on minor league anxiety
\nLink to Russell on player-development losses
\nLink to Russell on changing teams’ thinking
\nLink to Marc Normandin on unionizing the minors
\nLink to story on G League union
\nLink to G League union announcement
\nLink to Joon Lee’s Angels report
\nLink to Brittany Ghiroli’s recent report
\nLink to Ghiroli on Astros housing
\nLink to FanGraphs post on housing costs
\nLink to story about Orioles housing
\nLink to subsequent story on Orioles housing
\nLink to Advocates for Minor Leaguers requests
\nLink to EW meetup info

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Audio intro: Magnolia Electric Co., "North Star"
\nAudio interstitial: Justus Proffit, "Split Into"
\nAudio outro: Dag, "Living in the Balance"

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\nLink to Michael Baumann on the Jays
\nLink to Mike Baumanns podcast
\nLink to AL East playoff odds graph
\nLink to Levi Weaver on Ibáñez’s debut
\nLink to Ibáñez on his call-up
\nLink to Junk’s FG Audio episode
\nLink to last part of Rob’s starter series
\nLink to last part of Rob’s TTOP series
\nLink to Rob on limiting pitcher usage
\nLink to FiveThirtyEight on pitcher usage
\nLink to Twins’ seven-man rotation
\nLink to Ben on bullpenning
\nLink to Russell Carleton on bullpenning
\nLink to Ben on pitching prospects
\nLink to Gerald Schifman on options use
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\nLink to Russell on six-man rotations
\nLink to Russell on swingmen
\nLink to Russell on one-inning relievers
\nLink to Rob on mobility vs. inequality
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\nLink to Ben on “hope and faith”

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Audio intro: Ages and Ages, "Unsung Songs"
\nAudio outro: John Prine, "Pretty Good"

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\nLink to Patrick Dubuque on Perez
\nLink to Perez oppo homer video
\nLink to Jay Jaffe on Perez
\nLink to players with more homers than walks
\nLink to MLB.com on catcher home runs
\nLink to Craig R. Wright on Ted Simmons
\nLink to BP on Josh Lowe
\nLink to Craig on manager fathers
\nLink to MLBFrameJobs Twitter account
\nLink to MLBFrameJobs app
\nLink to Ben Clemens on Narváez
\nLink to Kevin Goldstein on the Rays
\nLink to DRaysBay on Springs
\nLink to Jake Mailhot on Sewald
\nLink to Lookout Landing on Sewald
\nLink to Chet Gutwein on Cease
\nLink to Dan Szymborski’s breakout picks
\nLink to pitcher run support leaderboard
\nLink to EW episode on Wainwright/Miley
\nLink to Patrick Dubuque on Miley
\nLink to Ben Clemens on Wainwright
\nLink to Devan Fink on Riley
\nLink to Ben on the Soto Shuffle

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\n

Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Living in a Bubble"
\nAudio outro: Built to Spill, "Conventional Wisdom"

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\nLink to Kapler’s comment on Yaz
\nLink to data on pitcher-to-home-run ratios
\nLink to CBS Sports on the Cubs’ winning streak
\nLink to Cubs Insider on Schwindel
\nLink to Sahadev Sharma on Schwindel
\nLink to Rustin Dodd on Schwindel in 2018
\nLink to Ashley MacLennan on lovable “bad” players
\nLink to 1990 article on Kevin Maas
\nLink to Devan on Wisdom
\nLink to Stathead on the all-contact 0-for-4
\nLink to article on Gallo’s “reset”
\nLink to 2019 story on the intentional balk
\nLink to video of Jansen’s intentional balk
\nLink to story on the latest intentional balks
\nLink to post on Kimbrel’s intentional balk
\nLink to mention of throwing home run balls back
\nLink to previous EW convo about balls in stands
\nLink to Lavarnway Stat Blast data
\nLink to 2011 post on Lavarnway’s promotion
\nLink to Rays/WAR leaders Stat Blast data
\nLink to SABR on DiMaggio’s ’49 comeback
\nLink to Andy McCullough on the Rays
\nLink to Zach Kram on the Rays
\nLink to ESPN on the Rays in 2020
\nLink to story on the Rays’ saves record
\nLink to article about deGrom’s UCL sprain
\nLink to Ben on the Soto Shuffle
\nLink to post on EW Wiki Chrome extension

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