Effectively Wild Episode 2005: Spring Has Sproing

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Meg’s recovery from COVID and the belated release of the CBA, predict how well White Sox cast-off Jake Diekman will pitch for the Rays, discuss injuries to Luis Garcia, Max Fried, Tyler Mahle, and more pitchers and investigate forearm/flexor strains as potential precursors to Tommy John surgery, react to Jack Flaherty’s comments about his diminished velocity, assess the state of the Astros’, Mets’, and Braves’ rotations, celebrate the call-up of Marlins prospect Eury Pérez and speculate about the call-up of hard-hitting Reds prospect Elly De La Cruz, laud the new, old Kenley Jansen, review what the “insiders” say about Shohei Ohtani’s upcoming contract, evaluate the needs of the Orioles and Mariners, and more, plus a Past Blast (1:42:35) from 2005.

Audio intro: The Gagnés, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Jimmy Kramer, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to CBA
Link to Diekman news
Link to Sam’s Rays tweet
Link to Conte EW episode
Link to forearm strain study
Link to SI on velo and injuries
Link to Dan S. on Atlanta injuries
Link to Fried forearm strain
Link to Márquez forearm strain
Link to Mahle forearm strain
Link to Senzatela forearm strain
Link to Miller forearm strain
Link to Flaherty quote
Link to Dan on Flaherty
Link to more Dan on Flaherty
Link to Tango on Flaherty
Link to Flaherty’s max velos
Link to velo change study
Link to study on velo and injury
Link to more on velo and injury
Link to Ben on pitcher restrictions
Link to Sheehan on the Mets
Link to team pitching age
Link to Pérez call-up info
Link to FG post on Yandy
Link to Pérez call-up tweet
Link to De La Cruz hit speeds
Link to cat chonker chart
Link to Miley’s Kershaw quote
Link to Petriello on Jansen
Link to reliever JAWS
Link to ESPN on Ohtani
Link to BP on the Mariners
Link to MLBTR on the Mariners
Link to O’s offseason review
Link to Adley extension post
Link to team payrolls
Link to 2005 Past Blast source
Link to David Lewis’s Twitter
Link to David Lewis’s Substack
Link to Sam’s bat article
Link to M’s bat video

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