Effectively Wild Episode 1051: The Mike Trout Challengers


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jeff Manship, Chris Devenski, the biggest playoff-odds changers, Mets injuries, and Joey Votto’s comments on swing changes, then discuss which players, if any, can challenge Mike Trout for the title of best player in baseball, try to assemble a FrankenTrout, and conduct a brief Bryce Harper debate.

Audio intro: Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian at Best"
Audio outro: New York Dolls, "Frankenstein"

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This podcast is now 2 days old, and just as soon as pundits/analysts start talking about Mike Trout challengers, he ascends to the top of the WAR standings. It’s like he hears them and uses his bat, legs and glove to give them the finger.


I know. I remember last year when Dave published an article about how Bryce Harper was catching up with Mike Trout, after which Trout proceeded to put even more distance between the two of them for lifetime WAR.