Effectively Wild Episode 1325: Book Learning

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo and the Sonny Gray trade, then (19:11) bring on Padres podcaster David Marver to talk about the Padres supposedly opening their books, what information the team actually revealed, the ways in which that information may be incomplete or misleading, why Padres ownership hasn’t spent more, San Diego as an underrated downtrodden sports town, the Padres’ top-ranked farm system and future, year one of the Eric Hosmer experience, and more.

Audio intro: The Rock*A*Teens, "Count in Odd Numbers"
Audio interstitial: Joel Plaskett, "Forever in Debt"
Audio outro: Juliana Hatfield, "Paid to Lie"

Link to article about Astudillo getting drafted
Link to Jeff’s post about Gray
Link to article about Padres’ finances
Link to article on 20th anniversary of “The Pitch”
Link to Gwyntelligence Podcast
Link to Great American Dream Podcast
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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