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June 27, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 913: State of the Standings: NL West and AL Central

by Ben Lindbergh

As the regular season's midpoint approaches, Ben talks to Joe Sheehan and Rany Jazayerli about the state of the NL West and AL Central.

June 24, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 912: Three Teams on the Buy-or-Sell Bubble

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss their fatalistic feelings concerning Noah Syndergaard, banter about fun facts and Fernando Abad, and talk about impending trade-deadline decisions for the White Sox, Yankees, and Pirates.

June 23, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 911: Good Knuckleballs, Bad Ballpark Deals

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Professor Alan Nathan about the physics of knuckleballs, then talk to WFAA's Brett Shipp about his reporting on public funding for the Rangers' new ballpark.

June 22, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 910: Mike Trout's Identical Twin

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Steven Wright and knuckleball physics, then answer listener emails about the least interesting inning, the one-baserunner leash, an all-or-nothing Ichiro, Mike Trout's hypothetical twin and more.

June 21, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 909: Vin Scully Meets Mount Rushmore

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Clayton Kershaw and clarify five-man infields, then discuss who would be on a baseball Mount Rushmore and dig through Sports Illustrated's archives to pinpoint what makes Vin Scully so great.

June 20, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 908: Remember the Rays?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Santos Saldivar and discuss Tim Lincecum's comeback, two player demotions, and the decline of the Tampa Bay Rays.

June 17, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 907: Root for the Home Team (To Lose By 5 or More Runs)

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Warren Friss, the founder of GameHedge, a new ticket vendor that promises to issue 50 percent refunds when the home team loses by five or more runs.

June 16, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 906: Beware the Diamondbacks' Bench

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Diamondbacks' bench (literally), Johnny Cueto's varied deliveries, Zack Cozart's incredible power, the demise of David Wright, Ichiro and Rose, and Kershaw's unjust walks.

June 15, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 905: The Pitch-Clock Countdown Edition

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Dodgers injuries, home run derbies, and the new TV show Braindead, and answer listener emails about intimidation tactics, scouting trade targets, baseball's best commercial breaks, and more.

June 14, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 904: The Big Baseball Grab Bag

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about a wide range of topics, including Ray Searage and the struggling Pirates pitching staff; the pitcher home run derby; rehabilitating Ben Cherington; the amazing Matt Shoemaker; Clayton Kershaw; crowd chants, and a bad fun fact.

June 13, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 903: The Not-So-Surprising Standings

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam do an all-banter episode about the standings through the first 40 percent of the season, Yordano Ventura's suspension, and the unchanging closer role.

June 10, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 902: The Names to Know from Draft Day One

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Baseball Prospectus draft expert Christopher Crawford about what went down on day one of the amateur draft.

June 9, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 901: The Best Candidates for Weird Defense

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam and FanGraphs writer August Fagerstrom banter about the allure of Kelly Johnson and the Indians' plan for winning without Michael Brantley, then talk about big league candidates for untried defensive alignments.

June 8, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 900: The Salvy Won't Save You Edition

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the brawl between the Orioles and Royals, then answer listener emails about Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester, beating the shift, and how bad they would be at calling balls and strikes.

June 7, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 899: The Padres' Points for Trying

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about a Clayton Kershaw mystery and discuss where the depressing Padres should go from here.

June 6, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 898: The Expendable Ex-Superstars Edition

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam reevaluate the Dodgers' mega-trade from 2012 and discuss how far Carl Crawford, James Shields, and Ryan Howard have fallen.

June 3, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 897: Mark Simon on Fun Facts and The Yankees Index

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to ESPN Stats & Info's Mark Simon about fun-fact philosophies, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and other notable players, and his new book, The Yankees Index.

June 2, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 896: Beware of Wearables?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Matt Albers' double and a Stompers success, then discuss the privacy/performance implications of new tracking technology employed by big league teams.

June 1, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 895: The Chain Letters Edition

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about old business, then answer listener emails about deceptive defenders, gold chains, nature vs. nurture, strikeout records and more.

May 31, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 894: Lasers in the Outfield

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about a play at the plate and a bad fun fact, then discuss the defensive-positioning differences between the Dodgers and Mets.

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