Effectively Wild Episode 2106: New Year, Blue Yu

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley recap news and transactions from over the holidays, including Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s thoughts on San Francisco and Yu Darvish’s thoughts on the Dodgers signing his WBC teammates, the Mariners signing Mitch Garver, the Reds signing Frankie Montas, a smattering of Blue Jays and White Sox signings, the Estevan Florial trade, and the retirement of Andrelton Simmons. Then (49:19) they discuss the Lucas Giolito signing and the Chris Sale trade before segueing into a Stat Blast (1:07:05) about the evolution of starting-pitcher workloads, volume vs. efficiency, and what an “innings eater” is in 2024.

Audio intro: Benny and a Million Shetland Ponies, “Effectively Wild Theme (Pedantic)
Audio outro: Jimmy Kramer, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to EW Episode 2102
Link to Yamamoto comment
Link to story about sad Darvish
Link to Garver FG post
Link to Krall comment
Link to offseason spending leaders
Link to Jays signings FG post
Link to Florial FG post
Link to Simmons Stathead query
Link to Simmons highlights video
Link to DRS leaders
Link to Sale FG post
Link to Sale BP post
Link to Baumann on Braves trades
Link to Nightengale tweet
Link to FG SP depth charts
Link to Cora on Sale
Link to Sox spending report
Link to Ben on Sale in 2018
Link to 2023 IP leaders
Link to Passan Civale tweet
Link to Dan S. tweet
Link to Trueblood on volume
Link to Tango on quantity/quality
Link to Mains on pitching/payrolls
Link to Jennings on innings eaters
Link to Ben’s Stat Blast exhibits
Link to Ben on pitcher roster limits
Link to Sale 2022 meltdown
Link to punching bag video
Link to Sale scissors incident
Link to 1996 Park story
Link to EW Episode 2104
Link to Stat Blast song cover
Link to all Stat Blast covers

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