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Effectively Wild Episode 1962: Championship Core

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about players being in the sexiest shape of their lives, Rockies owner Dick Monfort’s comments about the Padres’ spending, and how Diamond Sports Group’s bankruptcy might affect the future of baseball broadcasting, then (28:09) discuss more ways in which baseball stands out from other sports. After that (35:35), they answer listener emails about misspelled Cy Young awards, why timeouts are called timeouts, “offensive environment” vs. “scoring environment” and “run environment,” scoring more runs for hitting a foul pole, rodeo-style “shark cages” in the outfield, how teams can quickly change their vibes, whether anyone will ever throw a 110-mph pitch, players excelling on certain surfaces, a team with unlimited 1.0 WAR players, how bigger bases could affect bang-bang plays, and an every-way Shohei Ohtani. They finish (1:40:29) with Stat Blasts about the newly retired Darren O’Day, the unusual reliever-to-starter conversion of Jeffrey Springs, and a Mike HamptonShawn Green matchup from the 2003 movie The Core, plus (2:08:56) a Past Blast from 1962.

Audio intro: Tom Verlaine, “Down on the Farm
Audio outro: Bettie Serveert, “Sundazed to the Core

Link to Helfand tweet
Link to Hayes tweet
Link to Pratt tweet
Link to Warne tweet
Link to Ben on BSOHL
Link to Hamels comeback blog
Link to Monfort’s 2020 prediction
Link to latest Monfort comments
Link to Bloomberg on RSNs
Link to BP on RSNs
Link to Travis Sawchik on RSNs
Link to Ben Clemens on RSNs
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to sac fly definition
Link to awards photos
Link to Hoch tweet
Link to timeouts story source
Link to EW Episode 1381
Link to rodeo shark cage video
Link to EW Episode 265
Link to 110-mph pitcher video
Link to fastest recorded pitches
Link to Ben on past FB speeds
Link to yearly average pitch speeds
Link to Baumann on artificial turf
Link to Pinstripe Alley on bigger bases
Link to Russell on defensive movers
Link to THT on defensive movers
Link to listener emails database
Link to O’Day retirement tweet
Link to O’Day Stathead query
Link to Dave Brown at B-Ref bullpen
Link to reliever-starter converts
Link to Ben on Wright
Link to the “Rule of 17”
Link to FG on the Springs extension
Link to Rays Pride Night story
Link to Ryan Nelson on Twitter
Link to The Core wiki
Link to story on the real core
Link to The Core baseball scene
Link to Green vs. Hampton H2H
Link to 2004 Green vs. Hampton story
Link to lopsided batter-pitcher matchups
Link to ’99–’02 top position players
Link to Randall Munroe on the shuttle
Link to Higgins vs. Lawson H2H
Link to Kenny Jackelen on Twitter
Link to 1962 story source
Link to B-Ref East-West Game account
Link to David Lewis’s Twitter
Link to David Lewis’s Substack
Link to Kent on Survivor
Link to L.A. Times on Kent
Link to Kent’s salaries

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Effectively Wild Episode 1961: Hallternative Energy

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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Orioles owner John Angelos reneging on his offer to show reporters the team’s financial information, the O’s acquiring Cole Irvin, the Astros hiring the Braves’ Dana Brown as their new GM, and the Twins trading for Michael A. Taylor to be Byron Buxton’s backup, plus more ways in which baseball is different from other sports (27:12), a mini Stat Blast about Jeff Kent’s ability to turn the double play (46:32), and a Past Blast from 1961 (55:58). Then (1:03:55) they bring on Joseph L. Price, professor emeritus at Whittier College, to discuss the past, present, and future of the Baseball Reliquary and the Shrine of the Eternals (a.k.a. “The People’s Hall of Fame”), as well as Whittier’s Institute for Baseball Studies and Price’s prolific National Anthem career.

Audio intro: Sherry Davis, “Broken Promises
Audio interstitial: Jeff Buckley, “Eternal Life
Audio outro: Alasdair Roberts, “Roomful of Relics

Link to Rays prospects list
Link to Angelos-Connolly exchange
Link to Connolly on the exchange
Link to Connolly on the books
Link to MLBTR on Irvin
Link to Carrie Mathison’s fallow yellow
Link to Dana Brown announcement
Link to MLBTR on Brown
Link to New York Post on Bagwell
Link to Houston Chronicle on Bagwell
Link to Passan on Crane and Click
Link to Ben Clemens on Taylor
Link to CF DRS leaders since 2015
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to “The Hockey Song”
Link to “The Hockey Song” wiki
Link to mound visit rules
Link to Ray Ratto on the HoF
Link to Posnanski on Kent
Link to Slusser on Kent
Link to 2B ISO+ leaders
Link to 2B wRC+ leaders
Link to Morosi on Kent
Link to Russell’s Kent stats
Link to Russell on 1B fielding credit
Link to 1961 story source
Link to 1961 Winter Meetings (SABR)
Link to David Lewis’s Twitter
Link to David Lewis’s Substack
Link to Past Blast wiki
Link to Hall of Stats
Link to Hall of Stats EW episode
Link to BBTF Hall of Merit
Link to Prof. Price’s Whittier page
Link to Annie Savoy’s monologue
Link to Dalkowski EW episode
Link to Shelton EW episode
Link to Baseball Reliquary website
Link to Baseball Reliquary wiki
Link to Institute for Baseball Studies
Link to NYT on the Reliquary
Link to Daily News on the Reliquary
Link to LAist on the Institute
Link to O.C. Register on the Reliquary
Link to Dock Ellis induction
Link to Nancy Faust wiki
Link to Price’s Rounding the Bases
Link to ESPN on Price’s singing
Link to video on Price’s singing route
Link to Price’s Perfect Pitch

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Effectively Wild Episode 1960: Seventy-Six Percent Led the Big Parade

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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Scott Rolen’s election to the Hall of Fame, Billy Wagner, Andy Pettitte, and relievers vs. starters as Cooperstown candidates, the Adalberto Mondesi trade (and a wager about Mondesi and Shohei Ohtani), and (32:40) more ways in which baseball stands out from other sports. Then (45:00) they talk to FanGraphs senior writer (and The Cooperstown Casebook author) Jay Jaffe about Rolen’s trajectory, the rest of the voting results, the typical ballot in 2023, the election outlook for 2024, frustrating Hall of Fame arguments, and more. After that (1:21:36), they end with a follow-up about extra players on the field and an in-person Past Blast from 1960 (and Jacob Pomrenke).

Audio intro: Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, “Rollin’ On
Audio interstitial: Van Morrison, “Dweller on the Threshold
Audio outro: Joel Plaskett, “Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

Link to HoF voting results
Link to Petriello on HoF 3B
Link to parents’ reaction video
Link to Rolen’s Reddit spoiler
Link to Griffey/Piazza Reddit spoiler
Link to Rolen Stathead query
Link to B-Ref newsletter
Link to Ben on not voting
Link to Ben on not voting again
Link to Jeff Passan on not voting
Link to Andy McCullough on not voting
Link to Mark Armour tweet
Link to reliever JAWS list
Link to FG on the Mondesi trade
Link to B.J. on Mondesi in 2018
Link to B.J. tweet about MVP Mondesi
Link to Ohtani signing reaction episode
Link to Meg/Barnwell/Adler episode
Link to @OldTakesExposed
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to curling scoreboard info
Link to golf scoreboard photo
Link to Jay on the results
Link to Jayson Stark on the results
Link to Ben on Mauer
Link to Rob Parker tweet
Link to Ron Cook column
Link to Verducci video
Link to The Cooperstown Casebook
Link to Hershberger story source
Link to 1960 story source
Link to 1960 Winter Meetings (SABR)
Link to SABR on MLB schedule changes
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Past Blast wiki
Link to Shapiro quotes

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Effectively Wild Episode 1959: A Tale of Two Broadcasts

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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the yips, more ways in which baseball is different from other sports, big leaguers playing against kids, and Rogers Centre’s new dimensions, plus a Past Blast (36:49) from 1959. Then (41:54) they talk to Sam Blum and Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic and Pedro Moura of Fox Sports about how the Angels have neglected their Spanish-language broadcasts, the legacy of newly retired, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, the difference in the ways in which MLB’s Los Angeles franchises have served (or underserved) their Spanish-speaking audiences, the impact those disparate efforts and investments have had on the two teams, what ails the Angels, the future of Shohei Ohtani, and much more, followed by an update (1:25:05) on the Angels’ surprising non-sale.

Audio intro: Robyn Hitchcock, “The Yip Song
Audio interstitial: Ry Cooder (Feat. Lalo Guerrero), “Barrio Viejo
Audio outro: Pixies, “Jaime Bravo

Link to The Athletic on Maher
Link to blocked kick
Link to ESPN on Maher
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to soccer video
Link to other soccer video
Link to Bonds trampoline video
Link to Ohtani facing himself
Link to article on new dimensions
Link to Statcast park factors
Link to article on Comiskey fences
Link to 1957 story source
Link to EW sign-stealing episode
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Fabian’s engagement post
Link to Sam’s story on Tolentino
Link to 2020 WS call
Link to Dodgers video on Jarrín
Link to Jarrín in the press box
Link to L.A. Times video on Jarrín
Link to L.A. Times feature on Jarrín
Link to Dylan Hernández on Jarrín
Link to NBC News on Jarrín
Link to NPR on Jarrín
Link to Chavez Ravine history
Link to more on Chavez Ravine
Link to OC Register on Fernandomania
Link to L.A. Times on Fernandomania
Link to Jay Jaffe on Fernandomania
Link to Dodgers City Connect unis
Link to article on Arte’s sombrero
Link to article on Angels minor leaguers
Link to Sam on Angels remote broadcasts
Link to Pedro’s book
Link to Sam on the non-sale
Link to MLBTR on the non-sale
Link to WaPo on the Nats’ non-sale

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Effectively Wild Episode 1958: I Can Be Center Field?

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about 53-year-old Dae-Sung Koo 구대성 pitching in Australia, provide a final(?) update on Brandon Belt’s beloved Toronto chicken tenders, discuss the invisible strike zone as a feature that sets baseball apart from other sports (along with listener responses to other differentiating factors), bemoan the results of a Reddit poll about what to call the extra-inning runner, and marvel at investigations into the effect of the orientation of the baseball on its path to the plate and the predictiveness of ERA vs. FIP. Then (47:25) they answer listener emails about home run robberies vs. home run larcenies, a wrinkle in the calculation of a contract’s competitive-balance-tax cost, the competitive impact of 2023’s balanced schedule (and the Orioles’ impressive prospect rankings), how many defenders a team of 15-year-olds would need to field to keep a game against big leaguers close, ways to make other sports more like baseball, why so many arbitration cases are still unsettled, Henry Rowengartner’s velo in Rookie of the Year, and the best forgettable players, plus a real-time reaction to the Luis ArraezPablo López trade, a Stat Blast (1:39:44) about Adam Duvall and the latest-career moves to a premium position, and a Past Blast (1:54:53) from 1958.

Audio intro: Crosby, Stills & Nash, “Anything at All
Audio outro: Built to Spill, “Center of the Universe

Link to Twitter video of Koo
Link to Koo on YouTube
Link to article about Koo
Link to Koo’s SABR bio
Link to Koo vs. Johnson
Link to Bois doc on Koo
Link to Belt on chicken tenders
Link to KNBR Belt interview
Link to Ritz chef appearance
Link to Ray/Friedman interview
Link to ball orientation study
Link to ERA/FIP study
Link to BABIP/FIP study
Link to Reddit poll
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to Bo-taoshi wiki
Link to EW emails database
Link to Speier on Devers
Link to robbery definition
Link to larceny definition
Link to Szymborski on the schedule
Link to Petriello on the schedule
Link to Guardians prospect list
Link to article on O’s prospects
Link to BP top 101
Link to BA top 100
Link to Sam on derby fielders
Link to requested arb salaries
Link to Ben on arb and extensions
Link to Rookie of the Year wiki
Link to Marlins ZiPS post
Link to Duvall’s first CF game
Link to Duvall’s first CF start
Link to defensive spectrum wiki
Link to Russell on the def. spectrum
Link to 2022 age by position
Link to oldest first-time CF/SS
Link to late movers spreadsheet
Link to Ryan Nelson on Twitter
Link to Russell on position changing
Link to Adam D. on position changing
Link to Russell on emergency catchers
Link to MLBTR on the MIA-MIN trade
Link to Ben C. on the MIA-MIN trade
Link to MLBTR on Chisholm
Link to 1958 story source
Link to Rosie Reds website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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Effectively Wild Episode 1957: Owners’ Groaners

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about passing the halfway point of the offseason, another way in which baseball is unusual among team sports, a few minor transactions, and (11:15) recent PR missteps by the Reds and Orioles owners’ respective sons. Then (39:16) they talk to writer Dan Moore about his reporting on public stadium subsidies, the financial cost of keeping teams in a city and the intangible cost of letting them leave, the architectural and economic legacies of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the soaring valuations of sports franchises, and the A’s ballpark situation, followed by (1:25:49) a Past Blast from 1957 and mascot banter.

Audio intro: The Bootheels, “Halfway There
Audio interstitial: Television, “Elevation
Audio outro: Pit Pony, “Profit

Link to Kyle’s halfway-point post
Link to Smyth’s halfway tweet
Link to Sam on the pit
Link to Castellini’s 2022 comments
Link to new Castellini comments
Link to projections fact-check
Link to C. Trent on Castellini
Link to Rosie Reds website
Link to story on Orioles donation
Link to Angelos lawsuit info
Link to Connolly on Angelos
Link to Angelos video
Link to Angelos transcript
Link to Forbes team valuations
Link to Sportico team valuations
Link to Dan on team moves
Link to Dan on Camden Yards
Link to Dan on team valuations
Link to WaPo on the Nats’ sale
Link to Will Carroll report
Link to $1.2 billion Baltimore fund
Link to more info on fund
Link to Oakland grant news
Link to A’s CBA deadline
Link to latest on the Royals’ park
Link to Missouri legislator comments
Link to 2022 in stadium funding
Link to Field of Schemes
Link to Dan’s Oakland Roots article
Link to Dan’s website
Link to 1957 story source
Link to Emmett Kelly wiki
Link to Gritty wiki
Link to Dandy article
Link to other Dandy article
Link to Bronxie article
Link to Blooper and Duvall’s son
Link to Buoy the Troll
Link to post about Caillou
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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Effectively Wild Episode 1956: Jock and Bull Stories

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about players snacking on the field and a baseball equivalent of the EGOT before (23:01) Ben brings on Ron Shelton, the Oscar-nominated writer and director of Bull Durham and the author of The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham, to reminisce about Shelton’s minor league career, how conditions in the minors have evolved, the future big leaguers he played with, why Crash Davis didn’t stick in the majors, sports-movie verisimilitude, how he wrote Annie Savoy, Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, why Bull Durham almost didn’t get made, the golden age of baseball movies, Bull Durham as a TV series, an MLB game in Durham, his other baseball projects, and more. Then (1:04:02), Ben and Meg talk to well-traveled 45-year-old pitcher Chris Oxspring of the Australian Baseball League’s Sydney Blue Sox about his baseball origin story, his path through indy ball, affiliated ball, Japan, South Korea, and the Olympics, culture shock and the language barrier, his cup of coffee with the Padres, the development of baseball in Australia, the knuckleball’s future, being a player-coach, the toll being a baseball player takes on one’s family, Australian slang, and how long he can keep pitching. Finally (1:50:04), they end with a Past Blast from 1956 and a few follow-ups.

Audio intro: Fruit Bats, “The Ruminant Band
Audio interstitial 1: Concrete Blonde, “It’ll Chew You Up and Spit You Out
Audio interstitial 2: Toner, “Ox ’45
Audio outro: Frazey Ford, “One More Cup of Coffee

Link to EGOT Facebook thread
Link to EGOT winners
Link to Academy Juvenile Award
Link to Historic Achievement Award
Link to Lou Brock Award
Link to The Church of Baseball
Link to Shelton’s B-Ref page
Link to Shelton’s IMDb page
Link to ’69 Ports article 1
Link to ’69 Ports article 2
Link to ’69 Ports article 3
Link to Everybody Wants Some!!
Link to Everybody Wants Some!! pod
Link to Ben’s Remake Necessity Score
Link to Ben on movie analytics
Link to story on minor league owners
Link to private equity minors story
Link to players born in Australia
Link to Joe Quinn’s SABR bio
Link to Oxspring’s SABR bio
Link to Oxspring’s B-Ref page
Link to Oxspring’s Blue Sox page
Link to Oxspring’s Instagram
Link to Oxspring’s MLB clips
Link to 2014 story on Oxspring
Link to Kent-Oxspring Cup story
Link to story about leaving Lotte
Link to Ben on the knuckleball
Link to Australian slang
Link to Ben on international The Bachelor
Link to 1956 story source
Link to EW on Mays documentary
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Belt on chicken tenders
Link to Ritz opening story
Link to Pirates job tweet
Link to Pirates job posting
Link to laser measurements story
Link to LIDAR post

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Effectively Wild Episode 1955: Upshift, Downshift

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a “Dear Abby” baseball column, Andrew McCutchen’s return to Pittsburgh, Nelson Cruz signing with San Diego, the Dodgers reacquiring Miguel Rojas, catcher deking and the ball-strike challenge system, and inaccurate outfield-fence distances, follow up on Toronto chicken tenders (and how a new Canadian law could affect the Blue Jays), the tendency for fans to view baseball from the batter’s perspective, and a few more ways in which baseball is unusual among sports, followed (57:04) by a Stat Blast update on Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, and prolific putout tandems, a new Stat Blast about J.J. Hardy, Scott Rolen, and players who only ever played one defensive position, and a Past Blast from 1955. Then (1:21:28) they talk to Mike Petriello of MLB.com about the effects he thinks MLB’s new positioning restrictions will have, how to determine whether the shift ban “worked,” how he thinks teams will play defense, whether hitters should adjust their approaches, which individual hitters and teams could be helped or hindered, and his thoughts on the other new rules changes.

Audio intro: The Smithereens, “Dear Abby
Audio interstitial: Smith Westerns, “Only One
Audio outro: Lyres, “Swing Shift

Link to “Dear Abby” column
Link to FG post on Cruz
Link to LASIK study
Link to FG post on Rojas
Link to FG post on Fujinami
Link to “gamer babe” discussion
Link to The Classical on “gamer babe”
Link to “gamer babe” name change
Link to “gamer babe” Giants post
Link to Cutch hype video
Link to Cutch offers report
Link to Defector on “furries” tweets
Link to Anthrocon site
Link to Céspedes BBQ tweet
Link to LASIK study
Link to Hannah Keyser on ABS
Link to ESPN ABS report
Link to Tango on deking
Link to laser measurements story
Link to Miggy reaction
Link to Woodberry laser tweets
Link to Comerica flies montage
Link to Tango on Comerica barrels
Link to Tango HR estimate
Link to FG post on Tigers hitters
Link to ballpark homogenization
Link to Belt on chicken tenders
Link to Toronto Ritz menu
Link to “Avocado Factor”
Link to Sportsnet article
Link to baseball idioms wiki
Link to idioms classification
Link to preorder Russell’s book
Link to Episode 1616 Stat Blast
Link to Episode 1616 putout duos
Link to Posnanski on Hardy
Link to one-position-player data
Link to Ryan Nelson’s Twitter
Link to Kenny Jackelen’s Twitter
Link to FG post on Andrus
Link to 2002 Rollins game story
Link to Rollins in 2017 ST
Link to Snoopy’s Joe Cool
Link to 1955 story source
Link to SABR on Zimmer’s beaning
Link to info on Peltzman Effect
Link to Craig Wright on first helmets
Link to Wright on modern helmets
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Mike on Seager
Link to SIS on Seager
Link to helped-hitters article
Link to not-helped-hitters article
Link to free agents and the shift
Link to “pie slice” rule
Link to Gleeman on Kepler
Link to lowest-BABIP players
Link to SNY on McNeil
Link to FG post on righty shifts
Link to Tango on spray angle
Link to Tango on layered hit prob.
Link to Ballpark Dimensions

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Effectively Wild Episode 1954: ’Los Got Physical

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley recap the conclusion of the Carlos Correa free agency saga, breaking down his new, actually finalized contract with the Twins, reviewing his offseason odyssey, and trying to anticipate his future. Then (28:20) they banter about Trevor Story’s elbow surgery, the Blue Jays’ and Marlins’ signings of Brandon Belt and Johnny Cueto, respectively (and Belt’s thoughts on chicken tenders), the Tigers moving in and lowering the fences at Comerica Park, and ballplayers’ belts and their handedness (dis)advantages as characteristics that set baseball apart. After that (54:47), they talk to two professors from the University of Illinois, Daniel Eck and Adrian Burgos, Jr., about their research into fans’ inflated appraisals of players from the distant past, the changing caliber of play in the majors over time, and adjusting traditional and advanced stats for the expansion of the player pool, followed (1:35:19) by a few updates and a Past Blast from 1954.

Audio intro: The Decemberists, “Red Right Ankle
Audio interstitial: Uncle Tupelo, “Factory Belt
Audio outro: Frank Sinatra, “I Don’t Believe in Rumors

Link to Ben Clemens on Correa again
Link to Heyman on Correa
Link to Rosenthal on Correa
Link to Correa’s comments
Link to Mets’ Correa statement
Link to over/under draft results
Link to story on Story
Link to internal brace info
Link to Story’s arm strength
Link to Justin Choi on Belt
Link to Belt on chicken tenders
Link to Leo Morgenstern on Cueto
Link to Comerica alterations
Link to Miggy reaction
Link to HR park factors
Link to info on Miggy at Comerica
Link to long outs at Comerica
Link to more long outs at Comerica
Link to ballpark homogenization study
Link to lefty advantage research
Link to more on lefty advantages
Link to NYT on lefties and sports
Link to FG on the lefty pitcher edge
Link to Eck’s professor page
Link to Burgos’s professor page
Link to previous Burgos appearance
Link to adjusted WAR leaderboard
Link to technical model details
Link to Eck on era adjustments
Link to results part I
Link to results part II
Link to results part III
Link to MLB-eligible population
Link to Ben on quality of play
Link to 1954 story source
Link to article on baseball-fan age
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Nightengale on the Braves
Link to 2012 Anthopoulous article
Link to MLBTR on Vogt
Link to typesetting characters info

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Effectively Wild Episode 1953: The Weakest Links Left

EWFI
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a Roger Angell-identified way in which baseball is different from other sports, discuss the Mariners signing AJ Pollock and the Phillies trading for Gregory Soto, and respond to the Dodgers cutting ties with Trevor Bauer, MLB reinstating former Braves GM John Coppolella, and KBO ace An Woo-jin not being rostered on South Korea’s WBC squad, plus musings on the competitive advantage of preventing leaks and a Past Blast from 1953. Then (42:42) they talk to FanGraphs senior writer and ZiPS creator Dan Szymborski about the weakest projected positions on contending teams, along with detours into Shohei Ohtani’s WAR projection, whether salaries for starting pitchers have declined along with innings totals, the linear relationship between dollars and WAR, the deflation of center-field offense, the pace of free-agent signings, whether AI will be the downfall of humanity, and more, followed by a postscript with a few notes and updates.

Audio intro: Trampled By Turtles, “A Lifetime to Find
Audio interstitial: Margo Price, “That’s How Rumors Get Started
Audio outro: Jason Isbell, “If it Takes a Lifetime

Link to Angell’s “On the Ball”
Link to MLBTR on Pollock
Link to Longenhagen on Soto
Link to Sands photo
Link to Dipoto on M’s spending
Link to Rosenthal on Bauer
Link to Nightengale on Bauer
Link to MLBTR on Coppolella
Link to An Woo-Jin article
Link to more on An Woo-Jin
Link to more on KBO bullying
Link to An Woo-Jin scouting report
Link to article on volleyball bullying
Link to Nightengale on the Braves
Link to 1953 story source
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to article on Rose’s bet
Link to zombie runner coinage
Link to Ben C. on FA movement
Link to Ben’s FA retrospective
Link to Dan’s ZiPS pieces
Link to FG depth charts
Link to best remaining FA
Link to Dodgers payroll post
Link to Rob on pitchers/payroll
Link to Dan on paying for wins
Link to Rob on CF offense
Link to Posnanski on chess bots
Link to Dan’s Gronk tweets
Link to Dan’s weapons tweet
Link to chatbots EW episode
Link to MLBTR on Hendriks
Link to MLB.com on Hendriks
Link to All-CarShield team
Link to EW on CarShield sponsors
Link to Andújar trade request
Link to tennis baseball video
Link to Colbert/Musial story

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