Effectively Wild Episode 1171: Take Me Out With the Crowd


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about bullpen-cart feasibility, a listener crowdsourcing project to fill out the Effectively Wild Wiki, and the effect of starting an inning with a runner on second, then follow up on player volatility and knuckleball hits and answer listener emails about the historical significance of the Marlins’ latest firesale, the respective offensive ceilings of Didi Gregorius and Andrelton Simmons, the effect of this winter’s slow market on future extensions and high-profile free agents, the “Steroid Era” and aging patterns, and optimizing a legendary lineup. Plus a Stat Blast on low payrolls and a teaser for the sixth annual EW season preview series.

Audio intro: Eric B. & Rakim, "Move the Crowd"
Audio outro: The Jam, "In the Crowd"

Link to Effectively Wild Wiki
Link to Effectively Wild Wiki crowdsourcing sign-up sheet
Link to Effectively Wild Wiki crowdsourcing Facebook thread
Link to Mark’s extra-inning probabilities spreadsheet
Link to Kevin’s thesis on player volatility
Link to Ben’s article on the history of firesales

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