Effectively Wild Episode 1142: The Shohei Ohtani Assignment


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a slow week in baseball and the likely effects of MLB’s impending pitch clock, then talk to former front-office executive (and former FanGraphs writer) Tony Blengino about how baseball brain trusts could and should be crafting their responses to the seven questions that Shohei Ohtani’s agent recently sent to teams.

Audio intro: The Tokens, "Please Write"
Audio interstitial: Randy Newman, "Memo to My Son"
Audio outro: Fleetwood Mac, "Homework"

Link to Jeff’s pitch-clocks post
Link to info on the Ohtani memo
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y’all should just draft Amicus curiae brief(s) stating your cases re: Ohtani…