Effectively Wild Episode 1694: Twin Killing

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the same-day debuts of Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert, the future of the Mariners, and whether Mariners fans have actually had it so bad, another distinction between framing and flopping, the retirement of Tyler Flowers and the impact he had on catching technique, the resurgence of Rich Hill, the state of the AL Central and whether it’s too soon to stick a fork in the unfortunate Twins, how the controversy surrounding the NBA play-in tournament mirrors the reaction to MLB’s wild card games, and the bogus revenue numbers attached to the All-Star Game, then end with a Meet a Major Leaguer segment on the Mets’ Patrick Mazeika and the Marlins’ Cody Poteet.

Audio intro: Cat Stevens, "Where Do the Children Play?"
Audio outro: Death Cab for Cutie, "Your New Twin Sized Bed"

Link to Brendan Gawlowski on Kelenic/Gilbert
Link to Baseball Prospectus on Kelenic/Gilbert
Link to Gilbert headshot
Link to MLB.com on prospect debut duos
Link to Facebook group thread on prospect debut duos
Link to Ben on Flowers’ framing improvement
Link to Ben on Flowers and league-wide framing
Link to Ben’s podcast interview with Flowers
Link to Ryan Lavarnway on Flowers’ influence
Link to 2015-19 framing leaders
Link to Ben on Molina in 2012
Link to Ben on framing and the Hall
Link to called-strike-rate data by year
Link to WaPo on the NBA play-in game
Link to NBA play-in tournament explainer
Link to HUAL episode on the play-in tournament
Link to research on NBA luck vs. MLB luck
Link to EW Multisport Sabermetrics Exchange
Link to story on Denver ASG revenue
Link to Baseball Almanac ASG revenue claims
Link to AJC on ASG revenue
Link to Gainesville Times on ASG revenue
Link to Georgia Recorder on ASG revenue
Link to study on ASG revenue
Link to Mazeika’s Twitter account
Link to story about Mazeika
Link to Sam on walk-off celebrations
Link to Mazeika walk-off videos

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2 years ago

It feels like a discussion of the state of the AL Central/the Twins’ playoff chances (even WC) also warrants at least a mention of Cleveland, who is also in the Twins’ way and 9 games ahead of them.