Effectively Wild Episode 2137: Season Preview Series: Astros and Athletics

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the latest on Gerrit Cole’s elbow and how his uncertain status might affect free agents Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, then preview the 2024 Houston Astros (23:42) with The Athletic’s Chandler Rome, and the 2024 Oakland (for now?) Athletics (1:12:15) with The Athletic’s Melissa Lockard.

Audio intro: Ian Phillips, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial 1: Justin Peters, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial 2: Dave Armstrong and Mike Murray, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Josh Busman, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to Post report on Cole
Link to MLBTR on Cole
Link to MLBTR on Cease
Link to Astros offseason tracker
Link to Astros depth chart
Link to Dusty’s comments
Link to Ruby’s website
Link to BP on Framber
Link to Chandler on McCormick
Link to Chandler’s Athletic archive
Link to A’s offseason tracker
Link to A’s depth chart
Link to Gelof leaderboard
Link to Miller’s velo
Link to BA farm rankings
Link to BP farm rankings
Link to KLaw farm rankings
Link to A’s ballpark coverage
Link to Rooker EW episode
Link to Ballers EW episode
Link to Melissa’s Athletic archive
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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2 months ago

Is there really anything wrong with applying “asset” to people? Organizations say things like “our greatest asset is our people” all the time.