Effectively Wild Episode 1930: Meat Your Maker

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Shohei Ohtani and the Cy Young Award, Buck Showalter and the Manager of the Year Award, Bryce Harper’s elbow surgery, the Angels signing Tyler Anderson, Anthony Rizzo and the Yankees’ record Defensive Runs Saved total, the Mariners trading for Teoscar Hernández, title inflation and the “associate manager,” and Royals owner John Sherman requesting a new ballpark, plus a double Past Blast (38:21) from 1930 (featuring Jack Powell’s meaty demise). Then (51:06) they talk to FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen about AFL award winners Heston Kjerstad and Connor Thomas, whether improvements carry over when players change teams, how rules changes are affecting player evaluation, this week’s 40-man-deadline roster crunches, and Kodai Senga and other NPB players who are coming to MLB.

Audio intro: Tri-State, “Hawk in the Fog
Audio interstitial: Jordana, “Crunch
Audio outro: The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, “Mr. Powell

Link to MLB.com on Showalter
Link to Ben Clemens on Anderson
Link to Hawk Harrelson call
Link to Jay Jaffe on Rizzo
Link to highest team DRS totals
Link to Defensive Efficiency leaders
Link to Esteban Rivera on Teoscar
Link to MLBTR on Venable
Link to Sherman’s tweet
Link to Field of Schemes on Sherman
Link to AFL award winners
Link to FG prospect rankings
Link to Laurila on Boras
Link to Alex Eisert on Hilliard
Link to Evan Drellich on rule changes
Link to R.J. Anderson on rule changes
Link to MLBTR on the Rays’ roster
Link to Eric’s AL East piece
Link to Eric on Latin-American SP
Link to MLBTR on Nolan Jones
Link to 1930 story source
Link to SABR on William Veeck Sr.
Link to SABR on Margaret Donohue
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to @OldBaseballNews on Twitter
Link to article about Bill Haber
Link to first Powell article
Link to second Powell article
Link to NL Cy results
Link to Ben on Alcantara
Link to AL Cy results

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