Effectively Wild Episode 1829: 2022 Division Preview Series: NL Central

Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens banter about an MLB beer/cerveza sponsorship, upcoming updates to sticky stuff inspections, the position of second base, and humidor use, the Twins signing Chris Archer and the Diamondbacks extending Ketel Marte, Dave Roberts guaranteeing a Dodgers championship, and Andrew Miller’s retirement, then (36:50) preview the 2022 season in the National League Central, team by team (plus a closing Stat Blast note).

Audio intro: Boogie Down Productions, “Word From Our Sponsor
Audio outro: Guided By Voices, “Time Remains in Central Position

Link to MLB’s cerveza press release
Link to Rob Arthur on the spin resurgence
Link to Tom Verducci on sticky stuff inspections
Link to Jayson Stark on moving second base
Link to Tom Shieber on second base
Link to Eno’s thread on humidors
Link to article on humidor physics
Link to Aaron Gleeman on the Archer signing
Link to Ben Clemens on the Archer signing
Link to Ben on the Marte extension
Link to Roberts guarantee
Link to Ben Lindbergh on spring predictions
Link to Ben on spring predictions again
Link to Ben on spring chemistry
Link to Ben on Miller in 2016
Link to Ben on Miller copycats in 2017
Link to FanGraphs playoff odds
Link to FanGraphs second base PPRs
Link to FanGraphs catcher PPRs
Link to article on Cardinals closing plans
Link to Dan on consistent Cards projections
Link to David Stearns contract details
Link to Brandon Williamson footage
Link to Eno’s bold predictions
Link to Verducci on Votto’s revival
Link to Votto’s Instagram
Link to Votto’s TikTok
Link to latest Castellanos clip
Link to Dan on projecting Suzuki
Link to thread on anti-sign-stealing rules
Link to Shinjo first pitch video
Link to Shinjo entrance video
Link to Boras puns study
Link to Stat Blast game log

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2 years ago

All of Milwaukee’s media believes it will be a six man rotation with Ashby as the 6th man.

Last edited 2 years ago by SteveMcAnderson