Effectively Wild Episode 1329: Statheaded Elsewhere

Ben Lindbergh and ESPN’s Sam Miller banter about offseason content-creation strategies, recurring columns, and an alternate history in which Orlando Cepeda could have prevented writers from citing stats in stories, then (21:45) talk to longtime Baseball Prospectus writer (and author of The Shift) Russell Carleton about his departure from BP to take a job with the New York Mets, his most influential articles, what he learned from his previous MLB consulting gig, the evolution of sabermetric analysis, critical thinking vs. technical skills, and more.

Audio intro: Margo Price, "Don’t Say It"
Audio interstitial: The Posies, "Farewell Typewriter"
Audio outro: Van Morrison, "Starting a New Life"

Link to Hirsch’s Mays bio
Link to Russell and Kate’s front-office series
Link to Russell on the 30-run manager
Link to Russell on Inge
Link to Russell on the grind
Link to Russell on statistical stability
Link to Russell on player development
Link to Russell on feeding minor leaguers
Link to Russell on intentional walks
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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