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Effectively Wild Episode 1244: Moving on From Matheny

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mike Trout and marketing, the surprising Rays and the unsung Jake Bauers, the AL wild card race, Willians Astudillo’s pitching appearance, the results of a 21-question player survey, the Royals’ recent performance, and a tariff on baseball gloves, then (24:24) bring on man-of-many-bylines Will Leitch to discuss the long-awaited end of the Mike Matheny era in St. Louis, how Cardinals fans feel to be free of him, what Matheny taught us about managers, the lowlights of his tenure, what did him in, and what’s next for the Cardinals.

Audio intro: Ray Davies, "Things Are Gonna Change"
Audio interstitial: Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Change Partners"
Audio outro: Matt Costa, "Strings of Change"

Link to player survey
Link to Will’s Matheny article
Link to Ben’s Matheny bullpen management article

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Effectively Wild Episode 1243: Scoreboard!

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Daniel Descalso, Alex Blandino, and the ongoing onslaught of position-player pitchers, Jacob deGrom’s updated WAR vs. wins status, Kyle Schwarber’s two-strike bunting, the death-ray potential of the Rays’ proposed stadium, Jordan Hicks and Bud Norris, and two baseball blobs, then (31:17) talk to Seattle Mariners senior marketing director Gregg Greene and marketing director Mandy Lincoln about the in-stadium decibel meter, the King’s Court, player walk-up songs, promotions gone wrong, Turn Ahead the Clock Night, stats on the scoreboard, Jerry Dipoto’s marketing potential, and more. Lastly, Ben provides updates on scoreboard fun facts, the Rays’ stadium, Hicks and Norris, Mike Trout’s non-baseball hobbies, Willians Astudillo, James Paxton, Garrett Richards, etc.

Audio intro: Beulah, "Burned By the Sun"
Audio interstitial 1: Joel Plaskett Emergency, "Make a Little Noise"
Audio interstitial 2: Phish, "Crowd Control"
Audio outro: Sloan, "Burn for It"

Link to Jeff’s Kyle Schwarber post
Link to Blandino knuckler
Link to Mark Saxon article about Hicks and Norris
Link to Derrick Goold article about Hicks and Norris
Link to first baseball blob sighting
Link to second baseball blog sighting
Link to 2013 Trout hunting article

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Effectively Wild Episode 1242: Teams in Glass Houses

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Manny Machado trade precedents, the Astros’ weird walk-off, the A’s as wild-card contenders, Trevor Bauer and an Indians bullpen miscommunication, the Rays’ proposed stadium design, a Mike Trout shirt, and more, then answer listener emails about players and self-preservation, midseason free agents, Mike Trout hobbies besides weather, constructing a star on the scouting scale, the likeliest best active players, baseball with multiple mound distances, tennis players as pitchers, and committing to the Waxahachie Swap, plus a Stat Blast about the shortest All-Star careers.

Audio intro: Alex Turner, "Glass in the Park"
Audio outro: Liam Gallagher, "Wall of Glass"

Link to Jeff’s post on Machado precedents
Link to Astros walk-off
Link to Mike Trout shirt
Link to Rays ballpark design
Link to 2009 Trout article

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Effectively Wild Episode 1241: Midsummer Snubs and the Deal with the Deadline

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about an old “Umpire Day,” the Mariners’ run-differential defiance, and the Royals’ extreme struggles and possibly unprecedented amateur signing, then discuss how to define an All-Star, the All-Star Game’s fading significance, the All-Star selection process, and the perennial conversation surrounding “snubs,” as well as the trade deadline in the era of multiple wild cards and stratified teams, what this deadline might look like, the Orioles and the Manny Machado sweepstakes, the role of money in trades, the significance of sports awards, bouldering blisters, and more.

Audio intro: The Apples in Stereo, "7 Stars"
Audio outro: David Duchovny, "Stars"

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Effectively Wild Episode 1240: Make Some Noise

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the third-place Nationals and Wade LeBlanc’s extension, then answer listener emails about trading Bryce Harper, signing Bryce Harper, throwing super-slow pitches, a DH as the best player ever, hitting flares on purpose, losing games to set up a specific playoff matchup, John Olerud and the Hall of Fame, when to tell fans to “make some noise,” the players with the most RBI against one team, forcing opponents to play out of position, an MLB re-entry rule, drafting based on publicly available info, the worst playoff teams and best non-playoff teams, a mysterious masked player, and more, plus a real-time reaction to the Nats’ incredible comeback and Stat Blasts about the best hitters after 0-2, the Rockies being better on the road, and the low leaguewide home-field advantage.

Audio intro: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Makin’ Some Noise"
Audio outro: Buzzcocks, "Noise Annoys"

Link to Travis’s post about the Nationals
Link to info on the batted-ball “donut hole”
Link playoff teams with worst winning percentages
Link to non-playoff teams with best winning percentages

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Effectively Wild Episode 1239: The Astudillo Origin Story

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Rays using backup catcher Jesus Sucre as a pitcher to protect a lead, the return of Shohei Ohtani, Javier Baez’s exciting and silly steal of home, and what life would be like with deferred payments. Then (29:58) they bring on Phillies international scouting director Sal Agostinelli to discuss his Willians Astudillo-esque career, discovering, signing, and developing Astudillo, the July 2 signing period, scouting teenaged players, amateur scouting vs. international scouting, the importance of makeup, how to judge international-scouting success, signing players despite being saddled with a small bonus pool, the difficulty of focusing on baseball in Venezuela, expanding into new international markets, and more.

Audio intro: Talib Kweli (Feat. Nigel Hall), "Mr. International"
Audio interstitial: Nat King Cole, "Calico Sal"
Audio outro: Stackridge, "The Road to Venezuela"

Link to Jeff’s post about position-player pitchers
Link to list of deferred payments
Link to Javier Baez’s steal of home
Link to Philadelphia Inquirer feature on Sal Agostinelli
Link to 2018 team WAR from international amateur signees
Link to feature on Phillies’ international scouting
Link to Sal’s baseball-training site

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Effectively Wild Episode 1238: Absolute Unit

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the joyous big-league debut and amazing minor-league history of Effectively Wild favorite and new Twins utility man Willians Astudillo, an awful Royals month, Jacob deGrom, a bobbled Raimel Tapia catch and tag-up confusion, Jon Gray’s perplexing demotion, Marlins who may be traded, a Vince Velasquez highlight, Michael Lorenzen’s hitting and Matt Davidson’s pitching, a Ryne Stanek fun fact, and a historic, almost-unprecedented putout by the Pirates and Joe Musgrove. Then (50:54) they talk to mutual childhood favorite (and Hall of Famer) Randy Johnson about how he harnessed his stuff, making mechanical tweaks, the fellow legends he came up with in Seattle, his incredible Houston half-season, his surgical history, starter workloads, whether he could have continued pitching as a reliever, facing Albert Pujols, Barry Bonds, and Rickey Henderson, being snakebit in October, and more (plus a remembrance of Small World Sports).

Audio intro: The Beach Boys, "Here Today"
Audio interstitial: Big Thief, "Randy"
Audio outro: Dolly Parton, "Randy"

Link to Ben’s Astudillo article
Link to Tapia tag-up play
Link to Ben’s Jon Gray article
Link to Ben’s Smith and Lorenzen interviews
Link to Velasquez play
Link to Pirates putout
Link to Jeff’s post about the peaks of Pedro and Randy
Link to Small World Sports article

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Effectively Wild Episode 1237: Bedtime for Trout

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jose Alvarado, Shohei Ohtani’s power and possible return as a hitter, Shane Bieber’s velocity, the minor-league breakouts of Chris Paddack and Colin Poche, FanGraphs readers vs. average fans, Brandon Nimmo’s latest HBP antics, the Mets’ recent struggles and Mets-fan fatalism, the recoveries of the Reds and Wilmer Font, what teams would trade to enter the awful AL Central, Edwin Jackson’s journey, the decline of the 2018 free-agent class, and more, then answer listener emails about Jonathan Holder, the thresholds for “qualifying” performance, Peter Moylan’s age and indecisive 2017, Randy Cesar’s record-setting hitting streak and the Astros’ player development, pitcher hitting vs. hitter pitching, a pitcher who can’t remember his previous pitch, Mike Trout with an early bedtime, listening to games without commentary, and “climbing” into the batter’s box, plus Stat Blasts about Waxahachie Swaps and the best single (and rookie) seasons by career sub-replacement players.

Audio intro: The Blank Tapes, "Feels Like Summer"
Audio outro: Florence + The Machine, "June"

Link to Jeff’s post about the Rays’ Waxahachie Swap
Link to story about Ohtani’s BP power
Link to Jeff’s post about Colin Poche
Link to Jeff’s post about predicting second-half records
Link to Ben’s post about the AL Central
Link to Jeff Passan’s 2015 article about the 2018 FA class
Link to 2015 episode about the 2018 FA class
Link to Ben’s article about the 2018 FA class

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Effectively Wild Episode 1236: Local (and National) Color

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Jeff’s lost and found voice, then bring on MLB on TBS and SNY analyst Ron Darling (5:33) to discuss preparing to call games, talking stats on TV, local broadcasting vs. national broadcasting, the beloved Mets broadcasting team, building booth rapport, positivity and negativity on TV, dealing with broadcasting criticism, calling AL games vs. calling NL games, 1980s baseball vs. modern baseball, facing Barry Bonds and Tim Raines, and pitcher hitting. Then they talk to EW listener, MIT PhD grad, and incoming Rays R&D analyst Michael McClellan (36:50) about getting a front-office job, the overlap between atmospheric science and baseball science, the physics of baseball, baseball construction and home runs, visiting all 30 ballparks, and more.

Audio intro: Matthew Sweet, "Your Sweet Voice"
Audio interstitial: Wilco, "My Darling"
Audio interstitial 2: Crowded House, "Weather With You"
Audio outro: Elvis Costello, "There’s a Story in Your Voice"

Link to Michael’s writing at Banished to the Pen
Link to Michael’s writing at FanGraphs

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Effectively Wild Episode 1235: Becoming a Beat Writer and Marketing Mike Trout

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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), writing about teams vs. writing about baseball’s big picture, the beat-writing fraternity, being a beat writer on Twitter, and more. Then (32:01) they bring on former MLB Director of Business Public Relations Jeff Heckelman to explain why MLB players struggle to become superstars, the sport’s structural disadvantages from a publicity perspective, whether MLB is doing a bad job of marketing the sport, what makes people become baseball fans, why baseball players are so straitlaced on the field and on social media, MLB’s crackdowns on video-sharing, the demise of the MLB Fan Cave, how the league could improve its marketing message, and more.

Audio intro: Ringo Starr, "Give Me Back the Beat"
Audio interstitial: Pete Townshend, "Popular"
Audio outro: Elvis Costello, "The Beat"

Link to Lindsey’s writing at The Athletic
Link to Bryan Curtis’s article about baseball dying
Link to Jeff’s Twitter thread

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Effectively Wild Episode 1234: The First Baseman Who Blogs

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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, then bring on 31-year-old MLB-player-turned-FanGraphs-writer Nate Freiman (20:22) to talk about his recent embrace of advanced stats, coding, and blogging, his record-setting college career, his short-lived attempt at being a two-way player, how being 6-foot-8 affects hitting (and catching), getting picked in the Rule 5 draft, being a platoon player, why pinch-hitting is hard, pressure and clutchness, clubhouse chemistry, the WBC, the 2014 AL wild card game and Jon Lester’s pickoff yips, playoff shares, coordinating pickoff attempts, hitting stats vs. pitching stats, playing in indy ball and Mexico, deciding to stop playing, interacting with the media, golfing vs. hitting, and more.

Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Comeback Kids"
Audio interstitial: XTC, "Ten Feet Tall"
Audio outro: The Baseball Project, "Twilight of My Career"

Link to Jeff’s Domingo German post
Link to J.P. Hoornstra’s Kole Calhoun article
Link to Marcell Ozuna play
Link to Meg Rowley’s AL playoff picture article
Link to Jeff Passan’s report on the Mexican League
Link to Nate’s xWOBA post
Link to Nate’s bullpens post
Link to Ben’s Mexico City altitude post
Link to Nate’s WBC post

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Effectively Wild Episode 1233: Baby Powder and Baby Cakes

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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, an interleague-play update, Jose Urena’s control, the New Orleans Baby Cakes and minor-league team names, the senseless Giants-Marlins beanball war, the debut of Jonathan Loaisiga, and a sound-of-strikes study, then answer listener emails about hoax broadcasts, Jon Gray’s confusing stats, public pitcher MRIs, whether American teams license their names to Asian teams, managers whose ages are higher than their teams’ win totals, linking DHs to starting pitchers, the most games played in a single season, pitchers who don’t know which batters they’re facing, trading draft picks for Mike Trout, baseball mulligans, and the ideal baseball era, plus Stat Blasts about Rich Sauveur and the longest rookie eligibility periods and the most beneficial batter strikeouts ever.

Audio intro: Sparks, "Angst in My Pants"
Audio outro: Elton John, "White Lady White Powder"

Link to Steven Brault’s national-anthem performance
Link to Meg Rowley’s Lind article
Link to Maldonado’s HBP puff
Link to Jeff’s interleague-play post
Link to Vinny Castilla’s bat boning

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Effectively Wild Episode 1232: The Ump Show

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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, then (17:35) talk to longtime MLB umpire and crew chief Dale Scott about miking up umpires, manager-umpire arguments, the Tom Hallion/Terry Collins clip and the expression “ass in the jackpot,” automated strike-calling, catcher framing, other factors that affect the strike zone, coming out as the first publicly gay MLB ump (and the possibility of a player coming out), replay reviews on slides, pace of play and time between pitches, how umps develop their punchouts, why balks are confusing, whether strikes have a sound, his history with concussions, and more, plus (1:12:59) follow-ups on the stumble play and other topics and closing banter about a bad baseball scene on Netflix and a Pablo Sandoval patience secret.

Audio intro: The Delgados, "Hate is All You Need"
Audio interstitial: The Posies, "I May Hate You Sometimes"
Audio outro: Porcupine Tree, "Don’t Hate Me"

Link to Adrian Houser throwing up
Link to Mike Trout fun-fact-a-thon
Link to article about Dale Scott coming out
Link to Dale Scott’s punchout
Link to Ben’s ALDS Game 5 oral history
Link to list of players who appeared in a suspended game “before” their MLB debut
Link to article about Steven Brault’s national-anthem debut
Link to baseball scene from Set it Up

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Effectively Wild Episode 1231: Chasen the Dream

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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, the most exciting rookies of 2018 (including Juan Soto, Gleyber Torres, Walker Buehler, and Adam Cimber), and MLB’s attendance decline, and talk to Hans Van Slooten about his years building and maintaining Baseball-Reference.com as Sports Reference’s manager of baseball operations, his decision to accept a new job as a baseball systems developer with the Minnesota Twins, the pros and cons of working for an MLB team, writing words vs. writing code, the differences between public and private and big and small(er) data, how Baseball-Reference adds (or doesn’t add) information, the expanding Sports Reference empire, his favorite finds on B-Ref, Barry Bonds’s WAR, comparing current players and long-retired players, how the “opener” strategy and Shohei Ohtani affected the site, and how to have his job.

Audio intro: The Police, "Too Much Information"
Audio interstitial: Elf Power, "Back to the Web"
Audio outro: Keith West, "On a Saturday"

Link to Steven Brault strikeout GIF
Link to Takuya Nakashima t-shirt photo
Link to Travis Sawchik’s attendance post
Link to Sports Reference site index
Link to Sports Reference web developer job listing

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Effectively Wild Episode 1230: Our Cast is in the Jackpot

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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, the new-and-improved Jordan Hicks, Miguel Cabrera being done for the year, post-substitution ejections, and a clever college play, then answer listener emails about Manny Margot, lineup loopholes, technical fouls, LeBron James, and Steph Curry, a league of John Jasos, strikeout-free shutouts, doubleheader hangovers and the AL East, and AL fans vs. NL fans, plus Stat Blasts about players per team, teams with the most impending retirees, and MLB fathers vs. MLB sons, two more J.R Smith analogs, and two more DH updates.

Audio intro: The Drifters, "Jackpot"
Audio outro: Jon Auer, "Bottom of the Bottle"

Link to Jeff’s Brandon Nimmo post
Link to Ben’s article about the Mariners’ luck
Link to linked umpire audio
Link to the Gators’ trick play
Link to Ben’s Jordan Hicks article
Link to research on doubleheader hangovers
Link to research about player fatigue effects
Link to data on players per team
Link to data teams with the most swan songs
Link to data on father-son WAR totals

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Effectively Wild Episode 1229: Say it Ain’t Shohei

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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 Ohtani’s elbow injury, critique several baseball-fixing proposals by Nick Elam, inventor of basketball’s “Elam Ending,” and wrap up with an update about the endangered Nick Markakis fun fact.

Audio intro: First Aid Kit (with Jack White), "It Hurts Me Too"
Audio outro: The Zombies, "Don’t Go Away"

Link to Masahiro Tanaka scoring on a sac fly
Link to Joey Gallo’s bunt against the shift
Link to Ben’s article about moving the mound back
Link to Jeff Passan article about Nick Elam’s ideas

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Effectively Wild Episode 1228: Dangerous DH Ideas

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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, the newly patient Pablo Sandoval, the effective wildness of Tyler Chatwood, and the effective non-wildness of Miles Mikolas, follow up on the Vroom Vroom Guy and an ugly half-inning, and answer listener emails about the Alex Reyes injury, the historic struggles of Chris Davis, Jacob DeGrom’s hard luck, the breakout of Brandon Nimmo, immaculate innings vs. three-pitch innings, a “Mike Trout meets J.R. Smith” hypothetical, a Cubs kids’ book, how to describe complete games, eight-man lineups, and constructing a roster where pitchers never hit, plus a Stat Blast about hitters who’ve reached on catcher’s interference twice in one game and a dramatic reading of anti-DH tweets.

Audio intro: Loose Fur, "You Were Wrong"
Audio outro: Built to Spill, "You Were Right"

Link to Ben’s pitcher hitting article
Link to Joe Posnanski’s DH article
Link to Jeff’s Pablo Sandoval article
Link to Troy Carter’s Vroom Vroom Guy chronicles
Link to Troy’s Vroom Vroom video
Link to list of immaculate innings
Link to list of three-pitch innings
Link to list of games like the one described in Good Night, Cubs
Link to Travis Sawchick’s “spread of the opener” article
Link to Deadspin’s article about the EW Facebook group
Link to Arthur Rudolph’s data on EW episode length

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Effectively Wild Episode 1227: The Draft is Done

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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, Derek Dietrich’s dangerous juggling, and a world where Jerry Dipoto can trade draft picks. Then they bring on FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel and Dylan Higgins (20:46) to discuss some big storylines from the amateur draft, including Tigers top pick Casey Mize, the teams with the most at stake, the prevalence (or lack thereof) of two-way players, Yankees switch-everything draftee Anthony Seigler, Jordyn Adams, Kyler Murray, and baseball vs. football in the draft, Luke Heimlich, the role of data in the draft, social-media skeletons, the best draft names, a few favorite picks, and more. Then Ben wraps up with a few updates and news about an additional study about the baseball and home runs.

Audio intro: Everclear, "Out of My Depth"
Audio interstitial: Unlikely Friends, "Fifteen Rounds"
Audio outro: Harry Nilsson, "The Lottery Song"

Link to Ben’s pitcher hitting article
Link to Beth Davies-Stofka’s Baseball Prospectus article
Link to Meredith Wills’ baseball study

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Effectively Wild Episode 1226: Straight from the Fireman’s Mouth

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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 bullpen usage by bringing in the most valuable reliever of the 1970s: Detroit Tigers great, groundbreaking “fireman,” and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer John Hiller (19:21), who discusses his conversion from hockey to baseball, surviving multiple mid-career heart attacks, training and conditioning (or the lack thereof) among players of his era, learning new pitches, his phenomenal, record-setting 1973 season, the fireman mindset, starting vs. relieving, the evolution of reliever usage, the 1968 World Series, his memories of Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, and Jack Morris, and more.

Audio intro: You Am I, "Billy"
Audio interstitial: Frankie Cosmos, "Fireman"
Audio outro: The Fireman, "Sing the Changes"

Link to Ben’s article about Mike Trout
Link to Jeff’s article about Matt Kemp
Link to Joe Posnanski’s article about John Hiller
Link to Ben’s article about Josh Hader
Link to list of most valuable 1970s relievers
Link to EW interview with left-handed catcher

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Effectively Wild Episode 1225: Such is This Game, and Such is John Jaso

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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, as well as Kole Calhoun’s historically slow offensive start to the season, Jaime Barria and record-setting pitch counts within innings, Indians rookie Shane Bieber as the successor to Josh Tomlin, baseball analogs to the J.R. Smith debacle in the NBA Finals, and two upcoming baseball events. Then (26:21) they talk to former major leaguer and EW folk hero John Jaso about his attempt to talk his way past an usher at Tropicana Field last week, his affinity for sailing, his laid-back, “Such is Life” philosophy, why he didn’t always fit in well within baseball clubhouses, the difficulty of being oneself within a hierarchical, regimented sport, his memories of catching Felix Hernandez’s perfect game and coming up with the 2008 Rays, his recovery from concussions, his opinion of hitting for the cycle, and more.

Audio intro: Oddisee, "Such is Life"
Audio interstitial: Neil Young, "John Oaks"
Audio outro: Montero, "Clear Sailing"

Link to Saber Seminar event page
Link to Beyond the Baselines: Celebrating Women in Baseball
Link to video of John Jaso Tropicana Field usher encounter
Link to “Such is Life” tweet
Link to Jaso’s retirement announcement

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