Effectively Wild Episode 1193: Unicorn on the Cobb


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Alex Cobb’s surprising windfall with the Orioles and the ever-present overlap between baseball and social issues, follow up on non-throwing outfielders, and answer listener emails about challengers to Mike Trout’s email-episode throne (and Trout’s spring training strikeout-less streak), whether tanking is actually bad for baseball or becoming more common, what might make Clayton Kershaw opt not to opt out, players whom cutting-edge stats overrate, how hitters can discourage teams from shifting against them, whether Alex Rodriguez stood out for beating up on bad pitchers, and the possibility of a pitcher getting a loss and a save in the same game, plus a Stat Blast on the best-projected teams and rapid roster improvements.

Audio intro: Weezer, "Beverly Hills"
Audio outro: Jet, "Bring it on Back"

Link to video of Tomoaki Kanemoto throwing
Link to Ben’s article about tanking, hope and faith
Link to Jeff’s post about projected strength of schedule

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6 years ago

I haven’t listened to the episode yet, but that is an 80 grade title.