Effectively Wild Episode 1883: Know Your Value

Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens banter about a flummoxing fun fact, Justin Verlander’s career vs. Max Scherzer’s career, and Max Meyer’s Tommy John surgery, then (24:55) discuss the Andrew Benintendi trade, Joey Gallo’s struggles, and the biggest questions surrounding the trade deadline before (45:53) reviewing “other” Ben’s work on the annual FanGraphs Trade Value series, focusing on the list-making process, players who just missed the cut, Juan Soto, Shohei Ohtani, Oneil Cruz, the surprisingly underperforming top three, Julio Rodríguez, Yordan Alvarez, Mike Trout, the relative lack of pitchers, and more. After that, they end (1:30:57) with a Stat Blast about big leaguers on minor league rehab assignments, plus a Past Blast from 1883 and a postscript.

Audio intro: Frank Sinatra, “(I Offer You the Moon) Señorita
Audio outro: The Bens, “Just Pretend

Link to first fun fact
Link to cached second fun fact
Link to Dan S. on the Benintendi trade
Link to Boone’s “fake news” quote
Link to Lindsey Adler on Gallo
Link to Gallo Stathead query
Link to Eric L. on the Naquin trade
Link to Dan S. on the playoff format
Link to Neil Paine on the deadline
Link to Trade Value intro
Link to Trade Value conclusion
Link to Ohtani report
Link to Ben on Harper’s defense
Link to Emma on promotional jerseys
Link to Stathead
Link to Stat Blast data
Link to Richard Hershberger’s Strike Four
Link to 1883 story source
Link to Evan on Manfred’s letter
Link to article on Trout’s back
Link to Facebook post about the EW wiki
Link to “How to Help” wiki page

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