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September 26, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 958: Jose Fernandez and the Hall of Fame

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk about whether adding the late Jose Fernandez to the Hall of Fame ballot would be a fitting way to honor his superlative but tragically brief career.

September 23, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Mike Fisher, the baseball coordinator of Moneyball and the new Fox series Pitch, about how he makes baseball look realistic on screen (and what he might have missed).

September 22, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 956: Gary and Gore

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about the Giants' bullpen problems and Bryce Harper's shoulder, then answer listener emails about Terrance Gore, Gary Sanchez, calling time, playoff formats, one-pitch baseball, and more.

September 20, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 955: Pass/Fail Grades for Every Out-of-it Team

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Padres GM A.J. Preller's suspension, then discuss whether each of 2016's non-playoff teams should consider its season a success or a failure.

September 16, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 954: Two Inside Looks at Minor League Life

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to former Sonoma Stompers pitchers Santos Saldivar and Dylan Stoops about their progress as players, meager earnings, and clubhouse experiences during their rookie seasons in affiliated ball with the Brewers and Padres, respectively.

September 14, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 953: Banter Goeth Before a Mailbag

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Shohei Otani and answer listener emails about Rich Hill, tanking in the season's last series, interleague play, Jose Bautista's ballpark ownage, and more.

September 11, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 952: Dave Roberts Did What?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer Andy McCullough discuss Dave Roberts' decision to remove Rich Hill after seven perfect innings on Saturday.

September 9, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 951: THE ONLY RULE Book Club Companion Podcast

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and Sonoma Stompers GM Theo Fightmaster answer listener emails about the Stompers' past two seasons and Ben/Sam's book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.

September 7, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 950: The Triple-A Chemistry Edition

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Yasiel Puig's clubhouse qualities, Giancarlo Stanton's comeback, and Anthony Rizzo vs. Wily Peralta, then answer listener emails about Kershaw and Trout, the Hall of Fame, roster sizes, young cores and more.

September 6, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 949: 2016's Contract Turnarounds

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about MLB's copycat comedians, then discuss players whose big contracts seem much more movable (or unmovable) after perception-altering 2016 seasons.

September 2, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 948: Is Smart Baseball Boring?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to BP's Rob Mains about what Billy Hamilton's career might have looked like in an earlier era, and whether baseball teams' increasing efficiency has made the sport better or worse as a spectator experience.

August 31, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 947: Cy Young or Bust

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Shohei Otani, then answer listener emails about running the Rockies (with a twist), a Kershaw dilemma, a time-traveling Ubaldo Jimenez, umpire park effects, and more.

August 29, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 946: Which WAR(P) is Just?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about an In-N-Out Burger baseball promotion gone wrong and the MLB.TV Game Changer, then decide which win-value stat they side with when the available options don't tell the same stories about certain stars.

August 26, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 945: Why Did the Dodgers Make Clayton Kershaw Cry?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben, Sam, and BP's Jonathan Judge discuss the Dodgers' puzzling decision to trade A.J. Ellis for Carlos Ruiz, breaking down the beloved backstops' hard-to-see skills and then considering the clubhouse implications.

August 24, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 944: How Many Barry Bondses?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Rich Hill and Dylan Stoops, then answer listener emails about Collin McHugh, stacking rosters with clones of Barry Bonds, diving into first base, Dylan Bundy and Ervin Santana, and more.

August 22, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 943: Debating the Diamondbacks and Dylan Bundy

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam banter about Mike Trout's draft-round dominance, then discuss whether the Diamondbacks need a regime change and whether the Orioles are making the right decisions about Dylan Bundy.

August 19, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 942: Should Baseball Teams Buy Insurance?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to author, associate professor, and FanGraphs writer Nathaniel Grow about the financial ramifications of Prince Fielder's retirement and how contract insurance works in baseball.

August 17, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 941: Pitcher Value and the Zach Britton Debate

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss their definitions of "value" and whether they think Orioles closer Zach Britton will be a deserving candidate for end-of-season awards.

August 15, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 940: Live at Saber Seminar!

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

In their first live episode of Effectively Wild, recorded on Saturday at Saber Seminar, Ben and Sam answer listener emails with help from two players, John Baker and David Aardsma.

August 12, 2016

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 939: Death to Dumb Stadium Deals

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Georgia State University Assistant Professor Tim Kellison about his initiative to combat misinformation about public stadium funding for sports teams.

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