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04-17

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BP Wrigleyville
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Sahadev Sharma

04-16

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Limited Range Podcast: Episode 1: Welcome to the BP-Wrigleyville Podcast!
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Sahadev Sharma

04-03

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Every Team's Moneyball: Chicago Cubs: Take This Job and Keep It
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Sahadev Sharma

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: One Post, 30 Team Preview Podcasts
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 646: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 644: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 643: 2015 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-26

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Daisy Cutter: Pedroia Got His Thumb Back, But Don't Call it a Comeback
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Sahadev Sharma

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 641: 2015 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 640: 2015 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 639: 2015 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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Daisy Cutter: In Search of Jose Abreu's Weakness
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Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 638: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 636: 2015 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-16

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Daisy Cutter: Coaching Javier Baez
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Sahadev Sharma

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 635: 2015 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 634: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 633: 2015 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 631: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 630: 2015 Team Preview Series: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Sahadev Sharma

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 629: 2015 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 628: 2015 Season Preview Series: Miami Marlins
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 626: 2015 Season Preview Series: Cleveland Indians
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 625: 2015 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 624: 2015 Season Preview Series: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 623: 2015 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-26

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Daisy Cutter: Is Rizzo For Real?
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Sahadev Sharma

02-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 622: 2015 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 620: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 619: 2015 Season Preview Series: Baltimore Orioles (And an Announcement)
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 618: 2015 Season Preview Series: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-18

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Daisy Cutter: PECOTA vs. the White Sox, Take 12
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Sahadev Sharma

02-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 616: 2015 Season Preview Series: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 615: 2015 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 614: 2015 Season Preview Series: Kansas City Royals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 613: 2015 Season Preview Series: Colorado Rockies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-12

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Daisy Cutter: Let's Talk About the Cubs Bullpen
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Sahadev Sharma

02-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 611: 2015 Season Preview Series: Minnesota Twins
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 610: 2015 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

02-06

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Daisy Cutter: Baseball's Greatest One-Hit Wonder
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Sahadev Sharma

02-04

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Daisy Cutter: Welcome Back, Votto
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Sahadev Sharma

01-30

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Daisy Cutter: How the Indians Ended Up With Stars
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Sahadev Sharma

01-26

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Daisy Cutter: (A)nother (S)eason (T)hreatening (R)ecords (O)f (S)trikeouts
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Sahadev Sharma

01-21

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Daisy Cutter: Maddon Meets the Bleacher Bums
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Sahadev Sharma

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Cubs Get Raysy
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Sahadev Sharma and Craig Goldstein

01-14

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Daisy Cutter: The Depths, and Depth, of Adam Dunn's Career
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Sahadev Sharma

01-09

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Daisy Cutter: Candidate Obituaries for the Zero Percenters, Part 2
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Sahadev Sharma

01-07

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Daisy Cutter: Candidate Obituaries For the Zero Percenters
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Sahadev Sharma

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April 17, 2015 6:00 am

BP Wrigleyville

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Sahadev Sharma

Chris Coghlan has battled numerous injuries over the years, but his biggest hurdles he's had to overcome to once again find success have been in his head.

This piece originally appeared on BP Wrigleyville, Baseball Prospectus' local site for all your Cubs needs. And be sure to visit BP Boston and BP Bronx for Red Sox and Yankees analysis as well.

Not many people believe in Chris Coghlan. From everything we know about his history, nobody would blame the non-believers. He’s generally considered a poor defender, and that’s in left field. He’s only played over 100 games twice in his six-plus year career. From 2011-2013, he posted WARPs of 0.5, -0.9, and 0.7, respectively. He’s had both a major knee injury and back issues that have taken out large chunks of seasons for him. This is not the type of profile one looks at and says, “Yup, that’s the guy I want to rely on to help my team make the playoffs.”

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Sahadev and Brett take a look at the first week of Cubs baseball.

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How Theo Epstein's job security has given him enough time to build a contender.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the final two teams! Sunday's Opening Night teams, the player development appliance of the Cardinals, and the job security of Cubs' executives.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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All 30 Effectively Wild team-preview podcasts in one place.

The third annual Effectively Wild team preview podcast seriesa 30-team odyssey from worst to best PECOTA-projected record, hosted by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Sahadev Sharma and featuring 60 guest bloggers, beat writers, and broadcastersis complete. As we've done twice before, we've collected links, runtimes, and guest lists for every preview in one post to make it easier for you to binge before Opening Day. Whether you're interested in a particular episode or you're in need of background noise for the next 26 hours, 17 minutes, and 12 seconds, you can find what you want below.

AL East

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Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers' season with Molly Knight, and Sahadev talks to True Blue LA's Eric Stephen (at 32:54).

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Ben and Sam preview the Nationals' season with Chris Cwik, and Sahadev talks to Washington Post Nationals beat writer James Wagner (at 26:56).

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Ben and Sam preview the Angels' season with Dan Volmar, and Sahadev talks to OC Register Angels beat writer Pedro Moura (at 20:16).

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Ben and Sam preview the Cardinals' season with Howard Megdal, and Sahadev talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold (at 26:32).

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There's more to Pedroia's sinking power than thumb injuries.

The simplest explanation is usually the right one. We hear this saying all the time. Ironically enough, it’s derived from a more complicated principle—Occam’s Razor—but it’s easier for us all to just use that watered-down version. Here’s the thing: I’m not a fan of that type of mindset. Sure, the simplest explanation might be a part of the answer, but in all likelihood, it’s much more layered than one reason. This is especially the case when analyzing baseball.

While I try to avoid leaning on the obvious answer, even I have my pitfalls. The biggest would be when I see power numbers are down for a particular player. Immediately, I’ll go check said player’s injury history, searching for wrist, thumb, or hand issues (which are widely believed to sap a player’s power) and if I find what I’m looking for, I’ll stop digging for other reasons. And this is where I recently made a mistake.

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Ben and Sam preview the Mariners' season with Patrick Dubuque, and Sahadev talks to Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto (at 26:49).

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Ben and Sam preview Boston's season with Providence Journal Red Sox beat writer Tim Britton, and Sahadev talks to Boston Globe writer Alex Speier (at 27:48).

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Ben and Sam preview the Rays' season with Adam Sobsey, and Sahadev talks to FOX Sports Florida writer Andrew Astleford (at 36:22).

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