Ben and Sam discuss Ben's trip to Phoenix for the SABR Analytics Conference, covering the sabermetrics of marketing, clubhouse chemistry, knuckleballers, bullpen usage, the WBC, Kyle Lohse, and other topics along the way.
A listing of all our 2013 podcast team previews.
The Effectively Wild 2013 podcast team preview series is complete. We enjoyed putting the podcasts together; more of you are listening now than were when we started, so we'll assume the series was a success. We've already moved on to new topics, but we wanted to put all the previews in one place so you could access them more easily if you haven't listened yet, or find them again in the future when you feel like reliving our least accurate predictions. All of the episodes, guests, and running times are listed below.
New York Yankees [Link] (31:59; With Wallace Matthews)
Baltimore Orioles [Link] (24:56; With Derek Carty and Brittany Ghiroli)
Tampa Bay Rays [Link] (44:35; With Adam Sobsey and Roger Mooney)
Toronto Blue Jays [Link] (30:22; With Matthew Kory and Brendan Kennedy)
Boston Red Sox [Link] (33:28; With Matthew Kory and Chad Finn)
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Ben and Sam preview the Rockies' season with Geoff Young, and Pete talks to MLB.com Rockies beat writer Thomas Harding (at 16:42).
Ben and Sam preview the Padres' season with Geoff Young, and Pete talks to San Diego Union-Tribune writer Tom Krasovic (at 18:00).
Ben and Sam preview the Diamondbacks' season with Doug Thorburn, and Pete talks to AZCentral Sports Diamondbacks beat writer Nick Piecoro (at 19:39).
Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers' season with Jay Jaffe, and Pete talks to MLB.com Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick (at 15:21).
Ben and Sam preview the Giants' season with Ian Miller and Josh Shepardson, and Pete talks to San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic (at 22:26).
Ben and Sam preview the Cubs' season with Colin Wyers, and Pete talks to CSNChicago.com Cubs beat writer Patrick Mooney (at 19:43).
Ben and Sam preview the Pirates' season with R.J. Anderson, and Pete talks to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel (at 17:03).
Ben and Sam preview the Brewers' season with Ken Funck, and Pete talks to MLB.com columnist Mike Bauman (at 19:37).
Ben and Sam preview the Cardinals' season with Ken Funck, and Pete talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Joe Strauss (at 18:06).
Ben and Sam preview the Reds' season with Jay Jaffe and Geoff Young, and Pete talks to Cincinnati CBS affiliate sports anchor/reporter Zach Wells (at 18:35).