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November 14, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 82: The Marlins-Blue Jays Blockbuster

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam break down the Marlins-Blue Jays trade from every angle, or at least all the angles that occurred to them at the time.

November 13, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 81: The Angels, the Reds, and Two Conflicting Closer Philosophies

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the Reds' and Angels' approaches to bullpen-building, how Cincinnati's philosophy affects Aroldis Chapman's future, and which way the wind is blowing where the closer role is concerned.

November 9, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 80: Could Josh Hamilton Be a Bargain?/Are the Financially Responsible Yankees for Real?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Josh Hamilton could end up signing a reasonable contract after all and talk about whether the Yankees can commit to and compete despite their goal to get under the luxury tax threshold by 2014.

November 8, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 79: Are Teams Becoming More Willing to Trade Their Young Players?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether recent events and rumors portend more young players on the move, and why.

November 7, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 78: Quantifying Coaches/Why Some Fielders Look Better Than They Are/How Do We Know What Pitchers Should Weigh?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the importance of coaches, defensive stats, and how we know whether pitchers should gain or lose weight, with guest appearances by Colin Wyers and Doug Thorburn.

November 6, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 77: The Teams in the Winter Spending Sweet Spot

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss which teams might benefit most from adding a few wins this winter.

November 5, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 76: The Free Agents the Internet Can't Agree On

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the discrepancies between lists of the top free agents this offseason.

November 2, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 75: The David Ortiz Decision and the Offseason Outlook for the Red Sox

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam welcome Matthew Kory to the podcast to discuss the David Ortiz contract negotiations and the outlook for the Red Sox this winter.

November 1, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 74: The Ervin Santana Trade, the Royals' Rotation, and the Pitching Market/Rick Hahn and the Future of Front Offices

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss what the Ervin Santana trade says about the Royals' rotation and the pitching market, then talk about what Rick Hahn's ascension to the GM role in Chicago means for the future of front offices.

October 31, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 73: Did the Dodgers Overpay for Brandon League?/Are Gold Glove Voters and Defensive Stats Learning to get Along?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the three-year deal the Dodgers gave Brandon League and reliever salaries in general, then talk about whether Gold Glove voters and advanced defensive stats agree more often than they used to.

October 30, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 72: How Many Members of the Angels' Rotation Will Be Back?/Predicting the First- and Last-Place Teams of 2013

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the decisions the Angels are about to make concerning Dan Haren and Ervin Santana and talk about what their 2013 rotation will look like, then predict 2013's division/World Series winners and last-place teams.

October 29, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 71: The Giants Win the World Series/Assessing Brian Sabean

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the start of the offseason and what the Giants' second World Series win in three seasons says about GM Brian Sabean.

October 26, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 70: World Series Game Two/Protective Gear for Pitchers

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss all the notable events from World Series Game Two, including Madison Bumgarner's impressive outing, the line drive off of Doug Fister's head, and Jim Leyland's decision to play the infield back in the seventh, then assess the odds of a comeback by the Tigers.

October 25, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 69: The Weirdness of World Series Game One/Delmon Young's Surprising Career

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the unpredictable outcome of World Series Game One and observe that Delmon Young is starting to look a lot like Stanley from The Office.

October 24, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 68: The Obligatory World Series Preview Episode

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the most interesting angles heading into the series and succumb to the pressure to make their picks.

October 23, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 67: Did Our Opinions of Players Change in the NLCS?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether the NLCS performances of several players affected how they think about them or changed the narratives that followed them into the series.

October 19, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 66: Performing a Post-Mortem on the Yankees

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss the deeper significance, if any, of the Yankees getting swept.

October 18, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss how the postponement of Game Four hurt the Yankees, talk about how terrible at baseball Hunter Pence appears to be and whether he's always looked like that, and conclude by revisiting the widespread anti-Cardinals sentiment among baseball fans and examining their own emotional allegiances.

October 17, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 64: Should Joe Girardi Have Pinch-Hit in Game Three?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Joe Girardi's decision(s) not to pinch-hit for any of his left-handed hitters late in Game Three of the ALCS.

October 16, 2012

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss whether Matt Holliday's takeout slide at second was against the rules and why the Cardinals are so widely disliked, then talk about how Ryan Vogelsong has rewarded the Giants for their faith during a string of bad starts.

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