Effectively Wild Episode 1371: What is Sabermetrics?

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Noah Syndergaard‘s True Win, an 81-pitch complete game for Kyle Hendricks, the AL Central after Corey Kluber‘s injury and the Twins’ hot start to the season, Tyler Glasnow’s breakout, the Chris Archer trade in review, the impermanence of coaching success, and the latest comments about the baseball by David Price and Rob Manfred, then (28:43) talk to Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer about how sabermetrics influenced his future career, his history of betting on baseball, his former (and future?) aspirations of working for an MLB team, how his Jeopardy! strategy (and the backlash to his success) is analogous to baseball, the future of gambling on baseball, how other contestants treat him, how he studies baseball and follows baseball, what other game shows he’d excel at, how Jeopardy! could stop contestants like him, and more.

Audio intro: Yo La Tengo, "If it’s True"
Audio interstitial: Dan Mangan, "Jeopardy"
Audio outro: Shout Out Louds, "Too Late Too Slow"

Link to Sam on Syndergaard
Link to Ben Clemens on Glasnow
Link to Baumann on Glasnow
Link to Laurila on Glasnow
Link to article about the baseball
Link to 2015 Jeopardy! video
Link to MGL interview about betting on baseball
Link to Marc on Holzhauer
Link to cranky column about Holzhauer
Link to FiveThirtyEight on Holzhauer’s strategy
Link to FiveThirtyEight on Holzhauer vs. Jennings
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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