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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.

BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard

by Sam Miller

Translating the unrecognizable French abbreviations for baseball stats.

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.

Pebble Hunting: Change The Minimum-Innings Threshold, Dangit

by Sam Miller

Pitcher roles change, but what we think of as (statistically) a full season hasn't. This is bad and wrong.

June 15, 2016

BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year

by Sam Miller

Clayton Kershaw has walked seven batters this year, which might be too many.

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 12, 2016

Pebble Hunting: The State of the Closer

by Sam Miller

Is anybody doing anything interesting, or are we all just waiting for the apocalypse?

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 Unfiltered: You're the Ump!

by Sam Miller

Let's play a little riddle.

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.

Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 'Mistakes', Chapter Two

by Sam Miller

Sam's continued quest to see if Kershaw is human even when the plate is centered.

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