Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

by davidappelman@gmail.com (Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, Meg Rowley) · · · · 13 subscribers

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

Ben Lindbergh and The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler discuss Lindsey’s transition from blogging to beat writing, how to talk to players and become comfortable in the clubhouse, the contrasts between the Yankees and Mets (and Aaron Boone and Mickey Callaway),...
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Coors Field, Domingo German, the amazing Max Scherzer, Tyler Chatwood, Kole Calhoun’s comeback, the writing process, Marcell Ozuna’s catch attempt, Ichiro and the Home Run Derby, and the AL playoff picture,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Steven Brault’s national-anthem performance, Brandon Morrow’s ignoble injury, the Kelvin Herrera trade, banana ambivalence, a suspicious baby-powder puff, Vinny Castilla’s bat-boning,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Juan Soto’s timeline-rearranging home run, Adrian Houser throwing up mid-game, Nick Markakis and Braves all- star voting, a Mets official’s donut metaphor, and Mike Trout’s continued excellence,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan follow up on Terry Collins, trick running plays, Steven Brault’s disappointing strikeout, the Mariners, and Justin Miller, banter about Takuya Nakashima’s 200th career sacrifice bunt, the Astros’ enviable depth,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the end of Steven Brault’s strikeout streak, Brandon Nimmo’s non-HBP, Jacob deGrom’s and Mike Trout’s latest futile heroics, the Mariners’ luck, leaked umpire audio, Hank Aaron on bottle boning,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Masahiro Tanaka’s double hamstring strain, Joey Gallo’s bunt against the shift, and Nationals reliever Justin Miller’s amazing stats this season. Then they discuss the short- and long-term effects of Shohei ...
After Ben Lindbergh briefly mourns the Shohei Ohtani injury news, he and Jeff Sullivan banter about the…impassioned response to Ben’s article about the DH and pitcher hitting, a few DH-related fallacies, Steven Brault’s bullpen conversation,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jonny Venters, Max Scherzer and immaculate innings, the futility of pitcher hitting in 2018, the NL’s encouraging interleague record, MLB buying Rawlings, the home-run rate, Ichiro throwing BP,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the improving defense of Mike Trout and Matt Kemp, two minor observations prompted by amateur draft coverage, and a confusing quirk in the standings, then time travel back to a dramatically different era in ...
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Clayton Kershaw’s latest back injury, the “opener” strategy spreading to L.A., and the unexpected sources of production that have helped keep the Dodgers in the race,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jeff’s moderately close encounter with a volcano, various events that took place in baseball while he was away, Rob Manfred’s recent comments about changes to the game, MLB attendance issues,
On the day the Stanley Cup finals start, Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan talk to Baseball Prospectus writer Zach Crizer about how future MLB expansion clubs could construct baseball’s equivalent of the Las Vegas Golden Knights,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Red Sox designating Hanley Ramirez for assignment, what Mookie Betts and Barry Bonds have in common, Shohei Ohtani’s “workload management,” Bartolo Colon’s 45th birthday,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the banged-up Mariners, Tyler Chatwood’s wildness, the Astros’ record-setting run prevention, a Mike Trout milestone, Chris Davis and looking strikeouts, Ron Gardenhire’s ringtone,
In a bonus EW episode, Ben Lindbergh brings on The Ringer’s Michael Baumann to talk to actor Hank Azaria about the second season of IFC’s Brockmire, real broadcasters’ affection for the show, proving his baseball bona fides,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about baffling flamethrower Jordan Hicks, Rich Hill’s latest blister problem, the Orioles’ unlikely 13-hit, zero- run game, Albert Pujols’ prospects, Ryan Zimmerman’s slow spring training and slower start,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the dominant Justin Verlander and the Astros’ historic pitching pace, the still-struggling Dodgers, and the prospects of Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the fallout from Robinson Cano’s 80-game suspension, the league’s latest adjustment to Shohei Ohtani, Jason Castro’s injury and Willians Astudillo’s opportunity, and the resurgent Jordan Lyles,
Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Freddy Peralta’s unique Coors Field debut, Takuya Nakashima’s improbable grand slam, Shohei Ohtani’s ongoing pitching evolution, Javier Baez’s perplexing slash line,