Effectively Wild Episode 2136: Season Preview Series: Mariners and Royals

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the uncertain state of Gerrit Cole’s elbow (and the larger UCL scourge), the Giants controversially releasing J.D. Davis, and the Dodgers’ Mookie Betts/Gavin Lux infield switcheroo, then preview the 2024 Seattle Mariners (29:12) with The Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish, and the 2024 Kansas City Royals (1:08:53) with The Kansas City Star’s Jaylon Thompson.

Audio intro: Jonathan Crymes 2, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial 1: Michael Baumann, “What Would Jerry Dipoto Do?
Audio interstitial 2: Benny and a Million Shetland Ponies, “Effectively Wild Theme (Pedantic)
Audio outro: Beatwriter, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to MLBTR on Cole
Link to MLBTR on Cease
Link to Ben on roster limits
Link to Bill James pitcher study
Link to EW Episode 2055
Link to max-effort-injuries article
Link to The Athletic on injuries
Link to Ben on spring TJs
Link to Russell on roster shuffling
Link to Ben on pitching prospects
Link to IP since 2018
Link to Baggarly on Davis
Link to MLBTR on Davis
Link to Ardaya on Mookie’s move
Link to Petriello on Mookie at SS
Link to Mariners offseason tracker
Link to Mariners depth chart
Link to Divish on the offseason
Link to Divish on Julio
Link to Kirby’s knuckleball
Link to MLBTR on M’s injuries
Link to Ryan’s Times archive
Link to Royals offseason tracker
Link to Royals depth chart
Link to Ragans breakout feature
Link to Ben C. on Ragans
Link to Ragans leaderboard
Link to “Raid the Zone”
Link to “Reign the Zone”
Link to Jaylon on the slogan
Link to Jaylon on Royals P dev
Link to Jaylon on Melendez
Link to Jaylon on Salvy’s goal
Link to Salvy deadline story
Link to Royals lettering story
Link to “Jr.” jersey story
Link to Royals stadium coverage
Link to FG Top 100 prospects
Link to Jaylon’s Star archive
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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