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1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 736: Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and the Angels' Attempt to Stay Alive by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 735: Podcast Court is in Session by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 734: The Most Important Player on Every Postseason Team by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 733: The Response to the Players' Response to the Papelbon-Harper Brawl by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 732: Andy McCullough on A-Rod, the Royals, and Rock by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 731: The Up to One Swing for the Fences Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 730: David Stearns, Pete Mackanin, and Troublesome Tags by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 729: How (Not) to Wager on the World Series by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 728: The Mercurial Matt Moore by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 727: The AL's Outscored Contenders by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 726: How Many Fingers is Mike Trout Holding Up? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 725: Why Don't Bad Teams Tank in September? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 724: Debating David Ortiz and Buying Stock in Baseball Players by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 723: Outlaw Relievers and New-Model Managers by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 722: Cold-Calling Ned Garver by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 The BP Wayback Machine: Brad Ausmus and Cementing the New Model for Managers by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 721: The Mechanics and Morality of the Mets' Matt Harvey Dilemma by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 720: The Extra-Long Listener Email Blowout by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 The BP Wayback Machine: Scouting Closers in the Batter's Box by Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 719: Jinxing Jacob deGrom by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 718: Early Awards and Excessive Celebrations by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 717: The WTF Washington Nationals by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 716: Appreciating Carlos Correa by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 715: Strand Me in St. Louis by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 The BP Wayback Machine: What Happens When Starters Get Sick by Ben Lindbergh
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 714: The 2015 MLB Debuts Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 713: The Mysteries and Strategies Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 712: Combating Baseball's Beanball Wars by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 711: The Least Active Team at the Most Active Trade Deadline by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 710: Hamels, Latos, and Gomez, Oh My by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 709: Zobrist, Papelbon, and Other Updates from Deadline Week by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 708: The Cueto and Tulo Trades by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 707: Kershaw as a Closer, the Phillies' Pitching Apocalypse, and Other Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 706: Go-Go-Gadget Greinke by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 705: The Anniversary Emails Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 704: Mysteries from the Front Office by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 703: Oakland's Trade Deadline Dilemma by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1184: When Would You Want Your World Series? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 702: The Significance of Scioscia Deposing Dipoto by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 701: The All-Banter Backlog Show by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 700: Sabermetrics, Australia-Style by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 699: Radio Producers, Cycles, and Dave Stewart Don't Make Sense by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 698: The Diamondbacks Do it Again by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 697: The David Price Trade Revisited by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 696: Listener Emails: The Hacking, Hanley, and Position Player Pitching Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 695: The Cardinals Face the Feds by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 694: Adjudicating an All-Royals All-Star Game by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 693: Dugout Etiquette, Warm-Up WAR, and Other Thrilling Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 692: The Year of Top Prospects by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 691: Chris Long on Analytics' Role in the Draft Room by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
September 14, 2015 4:28 pm
Ben and Sam discuss David Ortiz's Hall of Fame candidacy and Angels starter Andrew Heaney's decision to sell stock in himself.
September 11, 2015 6:01 am
Ben and Sam banter about Chin-hui Tsao, Joey Votto, insect intruders, and the Indians' defense, then discuss what we've learned about Brad Ausmus, Robin Ventura, and other new-model managers.
September 10, 2015 3:16 pm
Ben and Sam answer listener emails, come across a baseball mystery, and get answers straight from a primary source.
September 9, 2015 6:00 am
No prior major-league managerial jobs, no coaching experience, no problem.
Much of the current managerial talk may linger around today and his interesting performance last night against the Mets, but has the managerial youth movement (along with requisite inexperience) gone well thus far? This article discusses the changing of the landscape just two years ago, and originally ran on November 5, 2013. Matt Williams
Early in the World Series, my girlfriend wondered aloud why FOX was showing so many reaction shots of the same St. Louis player. “Which player?”, I asked. “That one,” she answered, the next time the broadcast cut to the dugout camera. She meant
. Mike Matheny Read the full article...
September 8, 2015 6:01 am
Ben and Sam banter about GM smack talk, then discuss the Mets, Matt Harvey, and innings limits.
September 4, 2015 1:58 pm
Ben and Sam banter about the Mets, Matt Harvey, and Scott Boras, then answer listener emails about pitcher stuff, park effects, permanent shifts, a magic Jonny Gomes, playoff seeding, and much more.
September 1, 2015 7:45 am
Ranking closers based on how bad they've looked at the plate.
Roster expansion begins today, so last night's Giants/Dodgers game may be the the last of the season where a reliever batted for both teams. To celebrate the Chris Hatchers and George Kontoses (Konti?) of the world, here's a GIF-laden look at the ones who bat least and why it's often well-deserved. This article originally ran on August 22, 2013.
On Wednesday night,
entered an 8-6 game in relief of an injured Aroldis Chapman , who faced two batters in the top of the eighth before his elbow cut his outing short. It was the first time Chapman had been asked to get more than three outs all season. And because a “distraught” Jonathan Broxton Dusty Baker screwed up the double switch, Chapman also made his first major-league plate appearance in the bottom of the inning. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam talk to Amazin' Avenue's Jeff Paternostro about Mets player development and the mysterious origins of unexpected ace Jacob deGrom.
Ben and Sam banter about Joc Pederson and answer emails about Madison Bumgarner, on-field celebrations, the Triple Crown, holding runners, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss the Washington Nationals' seemingly lost season, followed by special appearances from podcast legends Ryan Webb and Matt Albers.
Ben, Sam, and Erik Malinowski banter about Madison Bumgarner the batter, then discuss Astros rookie Carlos Correa's early achievements.
Ben and Sam banter about casting news, then discuss the St. Louis Cardinals' seemingly incredible luck.