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Ben and Sam discuss Austin Jackson's excellent catch, whether he's the best defensive center fielder in baseball, and whether it's even possible to decide one way or another, then dissect Seattle's eight-game winning streak to see if it's the start of something good or a fluke that will soon be forgotten.

Effectively Wild Episode 28: "Austin Jackson and Debating Defense/What Does the Mariners' Winning Streak Mean?"

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Episode 28 Companion

​All times are approximate

01:00: In response to a Twitter request, Ben Lindbergh talks more about a player briefly mentioned in Episode 27, Patrick Corbin.  You can read more about the Dan Haren trade that Corben was a part of here.

03:30: Sam Miller talks about Austin Jackson's excellent catch, which you can see here.

12:20: Both David Cameron and Jeff Sullivan have noted a lot of the Mariners' recent fun has come at the expense of the AL Central.

14:30: In late March, Sam was on Up and In: the Baseball Prospectus Podcast to preview the AL West.

18:00: Ben notes that people have started talking about the Mariners' playoff odds–0.1% as of August 24.  "So you're telling me there's a chance!"

Compiled by Dave Pease

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