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July 26, 2013

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Real Reason Why Zack Wheeler is Predictable

by Sam Miller

Can pitch-tipping truly explain Zack Wheeler's struggles?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 252: Yankees Beat Writer Andy McCullough on the Absurdity of Alex Rodriguez

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Star-Ledger beat writer Andy McCullough about the experience of covering the Alex Rodriguez story, and how it will all play out.

July 25, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 251: Baseball Stories That Would Be Bigger Today/Finding a Narrative for the Nationals

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about events from baseball's history that would be bigger stories today, then dicuss narratives to explain the Nationals' season.

July 24, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 250: A Long-ish Listener Email Extravaganza

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about rating prospect ratings, baseball without rain delays, updating the box score, and more.

July 23, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 249: Gabe Kapler on Advanced Stats from the Player's Perspective

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam interview former big-league outfielder Gabe Kapler about his respect for sabermetrics and the purpose advanced stats can serve for players.

Transaction Analysis: Garza's Trip

by Jason Parks, Jason Cole and Sam Miller

Matt Garza is finally traded, and the Cubs load up.

July 22, 2013

Pebble Hunting: Baseball's Paper Airplane Problem

by Sam Miller

Throwing paper airplanes is big at ballparks. Where did the planes come from, and what do they signify?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 248: Bartolo Colon and the PED Question/Ruben Amaro and Prospect Rankings

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about whether it's ever fair to suspect that a player is taking PEDs, then discuss Ruben Amaro's comments about public prospect rankings.

July 19, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 247: Derek Lowe's Rare Career Path/Matt Garza and the Rangers

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam try to figure out why more pitchers' careers don't look like Derek Lowe's, then talk about the latest Matt Garza trade rumors.

July 18, 2013

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week

by Sam Miller

All-Star edition.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 246: Anniversary Episode Emails

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

On EW's one-year anniversary, Ben and Sam chat with Jason Wojciechowski about baseball and copyright law, then answer other listener emails.

July 17, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 245: Listener Emails Like You Wouldn't Believe

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about knuckleballers, batting practice, crazy Coors Field seasons, Bryce Harper's hair, and more.

July 16, 2013

BP Unfiltered: The LOL-Time Home Run Derby Team

by Sam Miller

Looking for the worst hitters to be in the Home Run Derby, and how they did afterward.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 244: Thoughts on the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game/The Real Home Run Record

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game, then discuss Chris Davis' comments about the home run record.

July 15, 2013

Pebble Hunting: The Spectator Attention Test

by Sam Miller

What's the maximum attention span of a baseball fan?

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 243: No-Hitters, Tim Lincecum, and Pitch Counts/Joe Blanton and ERA Estimators

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether we should care about pitch counts in no-hitters, then talk about the gap between Joe Blanton's actual and estimated ERA.

July 12, 2013

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Season's Best LOOGY

by Sam Miller

A primer on the Twins' Caleb Thielbar, who started his career with 20 scoreless innings.

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 242: The All-No-Bang-for-Your-Buck Team

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam draft the worst player contracts to see who can spend the most money for the least production.

July 11, 2013

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 241: Manny Ramirez and Other Players Who Refuse to Retire/The Loveable, Hateable Yankees

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss batter-pitcher matchup stats, ancient players on the comeback trail, and the underdog Yankees.

July 10, 2013

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Matt Harvey, Ross Detwiler, and Matt Harvey and Ross Detwiler

by Sam Miller

Important updates on pitchers hitting and pitchers pitching to pitchers.

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