Effectively Wild Episode 1335: Horsed Retirement

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Willians Astudillo’s visa problem, Doug Fister’s retirement and CC Sabathia’s retirement tour, Johnny Cueto’s late horses, the current size of Yoenis Cespedes, players’ newly coordinated messaging about baseball economics, and Aaron Nola’s extension, then answer listener emails about when baseball will cease to exist, small-market teams’ spending, Shohei Ohtani as twins, projecting power vs. contact, saving money for Mike Trout, seven-inning games, and using total bases to end extra-inning games, plus Stat Blasts about Max Muncy vs. Robbie Grossman and major award winners with no award votes in previous or subsequent seasons.

Audio intro: Guns N’ Roses, "Dead Horse"
Audio outro: The Yardbirds, "Over Under Sideways Down"

Link to Ben’s old story about retirement-tour gifts
Link to Cueto’s first dead horse
Link to Cueto’s latest dead horse
Link to Cespedes video
Link to article about players’ social-media messaging
Link to Sam on small-market teams
Link to Sam on ending extra-inning games
Link to Baseball Mogul offer
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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