Effectively Wild Episode 1182: Turning the Corners

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Rangers’ Tim Lincecum signing, the Phillies’ corner-outfield experiment, and the Royals’ Lucas Duda signing, then follow up on a knuckleball question and answer listener emails about relievers’ and starters’ quality of opponents, an Albert Pujols basestealing challenge, the post-signing aging patterns of free agents, a Rusney Castillo hypothetical, surprising 2018 team projections, an opt-out what-if, teams trading places in divisions, time-traveling players as advanced-stat ambassadors, hand-picking the best three true outcomes, and two Waxahachie Swap scenarios, plus a Stat Blast about Billy Burns and extreme pop-up rates.

Audio intro: The San Francisco Sports Band, "Tim Lincecum"
Audio outro: Waxahatchee, "Never Been Wrong"

Link to article about the Phillies’ outfield experiment
Link to Russell Carleton article about corner-outfield swapping
Link to Russell Carleton article about the Waxahachie Swap

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