Ben and Sam reach a milestone (the 20-minute mark) as they tackle the topics of clubhouse chemistry and whether there's more to Jeff Mathis than meets the eye.
Effectively Wild Episode 21: "Typewriter"
â€‹â€‹Episode 21 Companion
â€‹All times are approximate
04:20: People have often questioned Jeff Mathis' playing time. In fact, Sam tackled that topic in his very first article for Baseball Prospectus.
06:45: Ben wrote a blog post about Gregg Zaun's predictions for Mathis' offense on August 2.
10:40: Ben mentioned the interesting Mark Kotsay extension by the Padres. Here's R.J. Anderson's take in Transaction Analysis ($).
12:45: Ben's topic is BP co-founder Rany Jazayerli's blog post The 2012 Royals And The Illusion of Chemistry.
19:10: The Red Sox might be the ideal candidate for analysis of chemistry, since chemistry has been a long-standing problem in their clubhouse. Sadly, it didn't go away when they traded Kevin Youkilis. ($) Here's Michael Bates with a historical comp to this year's Red Sox clubhouse. ($)
Compiled by Dave Pease