Effectively Wild Episode 1436: Reviewing the Regular Season

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Meg’s mental preparations for Félix Hernández’s probable last start as a Mariner, the dubious appeal of playing spoiler, the biggest hits of the season according to Championship Win Probability Added, Rowdy Tellez delivering on a promised home run, what Meg loves about baseball, both hosts’ experiences in the Arizona Fall League, Mike Minor, Ronald Guzmán, and the intentionally dropped popup heard round the world, how to judge the quality of a regular season, and how the 2019 regular season stacks up.

Audio intro: Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Minor Thing"
Audio outro: James Taylor, "Let it Fall Down"

Link to Tellez story
Link to biggest cWPA plays of the 2019 regular season
Link to all-time top postseason cWPA plays
Link to video of Hal Smith home run
Link to Ben on Amaya at Scout School
Link to Levi on Minor
Link to MLB.com on Minor
Link to Rob Arthur on parity and attendance
Link to Manfred on the ball
Link to Meg on Félix
Link to order The MVP Machine

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4 years ago

Meg, you are wrong when you said Mike Minor didn’t have anything to do with that dropped ball. He yelled out to his teammate to let it drop: at least as I heard from other writers and podcasts. I don’t really care too much, but even his own manager was not happy about it.