Ben and Sam talk about Brett Anderson's Tuesday return from Tommy John surgery and its impact on Oakland's potential playoff rotation, then discuss whether Stephen Drew would be wise to test the free-agent market this winter in light of the other shortstops available.
Effectively Wild Episode 26: "The Return of Brett Anderson, Oakland's Playoff Rotation, and the Financial Future of Stephen Drew"
Episode 26 Companion
â€‹All times are approximate
02:40: Ben Lindbergh is in the middle of a summary of Brett Anderson's injury history. Ben is probably looking at the Injury History section of Brett Anderson's player card.
03:40: Ben mentions Bartolo Colon's somewhat unexpected success in the second year of his somewhat unexpected comeback. Jay Jaffe wrote about Colon and other pitchers coming back from long layoffs in April. ($)
10:00: Sam is discussing Stephen Drew's mutual option year next year. Sam is probably looking at the Compensation section of Stephen Drew's player card.
15:30: Ben is reading Stephen Drew's player comment from Baseball Prospectus 2009: "If you can think of any reason to be pessimistic about Drew's future, we'd love to hear it. Until then, we'll keep projecting stardom, and that's on the modest side."
Ben is probably looking at the Player Comments section of Stephen Drew's player card.
Compiled by Dave Pease