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December 14, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 102: Josh Hamilton and Whether a Potentially Bad Contract is Worse Than No Contract at All

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam are joined by Ian Miller and Riley Breckenridge, the heroes behind Productive Outs, to talk about the Angels, Josh Hamilton, and whether fans should worry about bad contracts anymore.

December 13, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 101: Learning to Like Youkilis/What the Diamondbacks Got Back for Bauer/Why Do Teams Love Lefty Starters?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether a Yankees fan can learn to like Kevin Youkilis, whether the Diamondbacks got enough back for Trevor Bauer, why teams love left-handed starters, and more.

December 12, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 100: Astros Pro Scouting Coordinator Kevin Goldstein on Being Inside Baseball

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam talk to Kevin Goldstein about his life after leaving Baseball Prospectus to work for the Houston Astros, what he's working on, and what he's learned about how baseball teams work. Also, what he's drinking.

December 11, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 99: Two More Reactions to the Rays-Royals Trade

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam weigh in on the Rays-Royals trade involving James Shields and Wil Myers a day after the dust settles.

December 10, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 98: Zack Greinke and the Dodgers' Bottomless Bankroll

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Zack Greinke signing and the Dodgers' astronomical payroll with Mike Petriello of Dodgers blog Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness.

December 7, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 97: Why Couldn't Koji Uehara Get a Bigger Contract?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara's signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn't make more money and high-leverage appearances.

December 6, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 96: What the Winter Meetings Were Like

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam recap Ben's experiences on his first trip to the Winter Meetings.

December 5, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 95: Switch-Hitters Who Shouldn't Switch-Hit/What We Learned from The Book/Dan Haren vs. Edwin Jackson/The Yunel Escobar Trade and the Yankees

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails mostly (but not entirely) about things that happened on day two of the Winter Meetings.

December 4, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 94: The Perplexing Trade Value of R.A. Dickey and Billy Butler

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the trade value of two of the players whose names were most often bandied about in rumors on the first day of the Winter Meetings.

December 3, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 93: Behind the Scenes of the Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss and pick out the most interesting parts of Bob Elliott's article on how the big Blue-Jays Marlins trade went down.

November 30, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 92: Why the Twins' New Prospect Isn't Their Type/Why Didn't Russell Martin Make More Money?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss why prospect Alex Meyer isn't the Twins' usual type, then wonder why teams didn't think Russell Martin was worth more than the Pirates paid him.

November 29, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 91: What Will the Braves Get from B.J. Upton?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down the Braves' signing of B.J. Upton and discuss the discrepancy between different appraisals of his value.

November 28, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 90: The Cheapskate Approach to Aroldis Chapman/The Phillies and Framing/Ranking Baseball Figures By Historical Importance

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about how the Reds might save some money on Aroldis Chapman, whether certain teams might benefit more from framing than others, and where we would rank Marvin Miller in the pantheon of important historical baseball figures.

November 27, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 89: The Evan Longoria Extension, the Rays, and Why Players Aren't Holding Out for More Money

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria's second extension and why players aren't holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.

November 26, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 88: Wil Myers, the Royals, and Rumors About Trading Top Prospects

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what we can learn from the rumors that Royals prospect Wil Myers is available via trade.

November 21, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 87: Baseball and the BCS/Halladay vs. Lee/Does the "Success Cycle" Still Exist?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer selected listener emails in a pre-Thanksgiving episode.

November 20, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB's Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.

November 19, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Manny Acta's lousy career win-loss record has any bearing on his likelihood of success if he becomes the Blue Jays' manager.

November 16, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 84: Jose Molina and What the Quantification of Catcher Framing Might Mean

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the finding that Jose Molina's receiving was worth 50 runs and talk about what it's implications for baseball might be.

November 15, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 83: Astros vs. Marlins in 2013/The Next Farewell Tour/Yasmani Grandal's Suspension/Mark Trumbo, Center Fielder

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether the Marlins or Astros will win more games in 2013, who'll be the next retiring player to get the Chipper Jones treatment, when Yasmani Grandal will play for the Padres, and how the Angels should align their outfielders.

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