Effectively Wild Episode 2132: Season Preview Series: Blue Jays and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley talk to FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens about the site’s ongoing efforts to model team depth and factor it into projections, then preview the 2024 Toronto Blue Jays (30:46) with The Athletic’s Kaitlyn McGrath, and the 2024 Cincinnati Reds (1:16:31) with The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans.

Audio intro: Gabriel-Ernest, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial 1: Cory Brent, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial 2: Xavier LeBlanc, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: MulderBatFlip, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to Other Ben’s blog about depth
Link to Ben’s depth tables
Link to bullpen chaining explainer
Link to projection limitations
Link to Ben on odds calibration
Link to Ben on odds calibration 2
Link to “model talk” pods
Link to Jays offseason tracker
Link to Jays depth chart
Link to Stark on Ohtani’s flight
Link to Sheehan on Rogers Centre
Link to Kaitlyn on Varsho
Link to Statcast park factors
Link to OF OAA leaderboard
Link to OF DRS leaderboard
Link to Kaitlyn on Berríos
Link to 2019 FG cutter post
Link to cutter tweet
Link to Ben on new pitches
Link to Kaitlyn’s fan survey
Link to Mattingly beard
Link to Kaitlyn’s Athletic archive
Link to Reds offseason tracker
Link to Reds depth chart
Link to FG payrolls leaderboard
Link to 2023 Senzel article
Link to team SP projections
Link to team RP projections
Link to story about Reds bunting
Link to 2023 bunt hit leaders
Link to BP on Friedl
Link to bunting Stat Blast
Link to story about bench coaches
Link to Reds bench coach story
Link to conservation of matter
Link to C. Trent’s Athletic archive

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