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January 30, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 606: The Baseball-to-Cricket Conversion

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to international baseball and cricket coach Julien Fountain about his efforts to turn marginalized minor leaguers into well-compensated cricketers.

January 28, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 605: Emails for the Asking

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about a world without the minors, bigger bats, Ernie Banks, and more.

January 26, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 604: PECOTA's Surprising Pitcher Projections

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam share their thoughts on some of PECOTA's most surprising pitcher projections.

January 23, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 603: Dirk Hayhurst on Pace and the Batter-Pitcher Balance of Power

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to former major leaguer Dirk Hayhurst about the player's perspective on MLB's efforts to speed up games.

January 21, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 602: These Emails Are Marked As Important

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about their favorite regular-season games, then answer listener emails about player relocation, bidding for top prospects, transaction crowdsourcing, and more.

January 20, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 601: Why Washington Signed Scherzer

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Nori Aoki's contract, then discuss the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer.

January 16, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 600: If You Love Your GM, Should You Set Him Free?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Gabe Kapler and Chris Tillman, then discuss the Orioles' dilemma about whether to let GM Dan Duquette leave (with help from The Good Wife).

January 14, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 599: Timeless Listener Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Diamondbacks' latest quote kerfluffle, then answer listener emails about timeless tickets, home-field disadvantages, and breakout players.

January 12, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 598: The A's, Rebuilding, and Ben Zobrist

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Ryan Lavarnway and Billy Beane fan fiction, then discuss the Ben Zobrist trade.

January 9, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 597: Why Aren't Winning Teams Spending?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam attempt to solve the mystery of why losing teams have uncharacteristically snapped up so many free agents this winter.

January 8, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 596: Hall Hypotheticals and Other Luminous Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

Ben and Zachary answer emails about Hall of Fame voting, stats in other sports, baseball with no projections, and more (plus a Play Index about plunkings).

January 5, 2015

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 595: Jay Jaffe Explains the Hall of Fame

by Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

Ben and Russell preview the Hall of Fame voting results and review election season with Sports Illustrated's Jay Jaffe.

December 31, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 594: The Year's Last Listener Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam end the year by answering listener emails about Barry Bonds, baseball in pop culture, Wil Myers, and more.

December 29, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 593: Reimagining the Manager

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Zachary Levine about whether baseball could benefit from a coaching shakeup akin to the New Jersey Devils' experiment with a three-headed head coach.

December 24, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 592: Listener Emails (The Holiday Edition)

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Hall of Fame, the best baseball gifts, GM track records, and more.

December 22, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 591: How Did Preller's Padres Pull it Off?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about John Smoltz's Hall of Fame candidacy, then try to decipher how A.J. Preller's Padres rebuilt in the blink of an eye.

December 19, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 590: How Much Should Minor Leaguers Make?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to pitcher-turned-attorney Garrett Broshuis about his class-action lawsuit seeking higher wages for minor league players.

December 18, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 589: How Super Mega Baseball Was Made

by Ben Lindbergh

Ben talks to Scott Drader of Metalhead Software about the development of their successful new video game, Super Mega Baseball.

December 17, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 588: The Emails That the Winter Meetings Didn't Want You to Hear

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about baseball aesthetics, baseball myths, and trades involving only big leaguers, then discuss the Dodgers' Brett Anderson signing.

December 15, 2014

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 587: Valuing Draft Picks Inappropriately, the Marlins' Sincerity, and Boston's Low-Strike Strategy

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about changes in World Series odds, then discuss how teams value draft picks inappropriately, whether the Marlins are sincere, and Boston's low-strike strategy.

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