Effectively Wild Episode 1614: The Most Difficult Free-Agent Contracts Draft

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Jeff Luhnow’s lawsuit against the Astros and Max Muncy’s and Joe Kelly’s comments about MLB’s permeable postseason quasi-bubble, then conduct their sixth annual free-agent-contract over/under draft.

Audio intro: The Clash, "All the Young Punks (New Boots and Contracts)"
Audio outro: The Electric Prunes, "Sold to the Highest Bidder"

Link to L.A. Times Luhnow lawsuit story
Link to The Athletic Luhnow lawsuit story
Link to Muncy’s comments about Turner
Link to Kelly’s comments about Turner
Link to MLB Trade Rumors’ top 50 free agents ranking
Link to FanGraphs’ top 50 free agents ranking
Link to Jay Jaffe on the crowded shortstop market
Link to EW drafts and competitions spreadsheet

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Sam: Detailed and trenchant analyst, or kitten in a room full of string? Why not both? “He’s a little old, and it is true that a one-year deal might be all that a fairly old DH / first baseman is looking at now, but I think that Carlos Santana.. is that who I picked? What round is it?”