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Best podcasts about meg rowley

Latest podcast episodes about meg rowley

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1929: Double Your Drafting, Double Your Fun

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Scott Boras's opinions about postseason pitch clocks and a neutral-site World Series, discuss Meg's NL Rookie of the Year vote (14:16) and the rookie class, and then conduct two drafts: the eighth free-agent-contract over/under draft (35:37), and the fifth World Series odds movers draft (1:29:46), plus a Past […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1927: The Living Legend of Willie Mays

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 74:45


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley share their impressions of HBO's new feature-length documentary about Willie Mays, Say Hey, Willie Mays!, and reflect on Mays's career, then (29:23) talk to director Nelson George about the making of the movie, what didn't make the movie, his interactions with Mays and other legends, and much more, followed (1:04:59) […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1926: Open Offseason

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 97:06


Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens banter about Game 6 of the World Series, the Series and the playoffs as a whole, Phillies manager Rob Thomson's decision to pull Zack Wheeler in favor of José Alvarado, Yordan Alvarez's titanic dinger, the Astros' bullpen performance, and Kyle Schwarber's bunt attempt, before discussing the […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1925: Cristian Science, Monitored

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 89:33


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley review all of the action from the historic, eventful fourth and fifth games of the World Series, banter about a fan heckling Rob Manfred, and share multiple Past Blasts (33:22) from 1925 (plus a throwback, Philly-centric Past Blast from 1868). Then (50:08) they talk to Baseball Prospectus writer Michael Ajeto […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1924: Hot Tip

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 91:04


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the percentage of MLB fans who are paying close attention to the World Series, discuss the White Sox filling MLB's last managerial vacancy by hiring Pedro Grifol (along with Charlie Montoyo as bench coach), and then reflect on a few aspects of Game 3 of the World Series, […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1923: The Umpire Perfect Game

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 117:21


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about umpire Pat Hoberg's unprecedented “perfect game” behind the plate in Game 2 of the World Series, followed by musings on Nolan Arenado opting not to opt out of his contract, the Royals hiring Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as their new manager, and Rob Manfred's latest update on […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1922: Fall Classic, Fall Ball

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 106:44 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen banter about Ben's latest ex-player Facebook friend recommendations and an MLB bourbon sponsorship, discuss (9:27) David Stearns stepping down from the Brewers' top job, Adam Wainwright returning to the Cardinals, and Aaron Boone remaining the manager of the Yankees, and then (26:53) preview a […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1921: Always Tell Me the Odds

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 86:14 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben's baseball Facebook friend recommendations, the Phillies' odds against the Astros in the World Series, Kyle Schwarber's mechanical bull ride, a hidden perk of the Astros' pitching depth, whether we judge managers too much by their rings, the career and legacy of Dave Dombrowski, the Marlins hiring Skip […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1920: Pennants Fly Forever

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 93:16 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley are joined by FanGraphs writer (and Phillies fan) Michael Baumann, who covered the NLCS game in Philly, to recap the Phillies' NLCS victory over the Padres, explain the minds of Phillies fans, celebrate Bryce Harper, review the Padres' decisions, and much more, followed by breakdowns of the Astros-Yankees ALCS, the […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1919: The Dog Ate My Homer

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 76:38 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley follow up on their 2022 minor league free agent draft results, banter about ALDS Game 2, teams “not making excuses,” the Rangers hiring Bruce Bochy, and other news, and answer listener emails about a suggestion for changing the number of games per playoff round, how an average person would do […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1918: Call Off the Search for the Secret Sauce

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 94:26 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley review the results of the 2022 minor league free agent draft, discuss Gold Glove finalists and a study about the lack of special ways to win in the postseason, recap the first few Championship Series games (and banter about José Alvarado and same-named athletes in multiple sports), and answer listener […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1917: You Seem Upset

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 Very Popular


Meg Rowley returns from her trip to Seattle to banter with Ben Lindbergh about attending the 18-inning ALDS Game 3, the Mariners' heartbreaking loss, the fans' heartening response, and the franchise's future, as well as overmatched postseason hitters, what scoreless extra-inning games could portend for the zombie runner, the outcomes of the other Division Series, […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1915: Divided We Ball

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about what would happen if a dominant starting pitcher were caught using sticky stuff in a playoff game, then set up the biggest storylines and scheduling considerations of the division series round, consider which matchup is most likely to result in an upset, and preview each AL and NL […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1914: A Wild Weekend

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 103:56 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about and break down all four wild card series, beginning with big-picture thoughts on the weekend as a whole and the Mariners' improbable Game 2 comeback win before going series-by-series and discussing Mariners-Blue Jays (8:52), Guardians-Rays (33:03), Phillies-Cardinals (48:39), and Mets-Padres (1:05:50), plus a Past Blast (1:39:25) from 1914. […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1913: Citation Needed

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 91:39 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the beginning of the playoffs and playoff podcasting, share a few words (17:43) from the diligent author of the retiring Stephen Vogt's exhaustive Wikipedia page, preview the four wild card series (30:54) and hype up the playoff field, meet major leaguers (1:07:25) Nate Eaton and Brian O'Keefe, and […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1912: Write-In Campaign

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 96:21 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben's efforts to get the new dictionary definition for “ghost runner” changed, how to watch the playoffs when one has cut the cord, Meg's Rookie of the Year voting deliberations, the underrated Jeff McNeil, the two teams whose per-game attendance declined this season, MLB's problem gambling PSAs, a […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1911: Thump and Dump

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 89:09 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Braves' first sacrifice bunt of the season, Meg's gratitude for the effect Mariners fandom has had on her life, the Orioles' status as impressive also-rans, Atlanta overtaking the Mets, how to assess an MLB season, and the playoff field being set. They also react in real time […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1910: Broken Record

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 98:36 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the fight for the third wild card in the National League and the way in which the expanded playoff format shifts attention toward middling teams, appreciating postseason success and regular-season success, the regular-season dominance of the Dodgers, home-run-record derangement syndrome (17:52) and a middle ground between the warring […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1909: The Podcasts Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 107:06 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the inadequacies of dental insurance and Ben's rewarding trip to Citi Field, a Marlins marketing strategy, Richard Bleier's balk debacle, pitchers getting the memo about throwing strikes to Aaron Judge and Judge's difference-making performance even when he doesn't homer, preliminary Stat Blasts (41:33) about the most consecutive secondary […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1908: A Movie Script Ending (to the Season)?

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 107:28 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the latest hitting heroics by 30-year-old rookie Joey Meneses, then discuss the Guardians clinching the AL Central title, underdogs that defy the projections and playoff odds, and Albert Pujols's 700th homer. After that (47:00), they talk to Death Cab for Cutie singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Gibbard about the Mariners' stretch […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1907: Where’s There a Wills?

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 105:14


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the man who tried to return Roger Maris's 61st home run ball, two Mickey Mantle letters, the 2017 Zac Gallen/Sandy Alcantara trade, how Maury Wills changed (and dominated) basestealing, and Aaron Judge's recent value even when he hasn't hit homers, then answer listener emails (38:15) about hitters setting […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1906: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 83:23 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the ethics of returning or selling a valuable home run ball, a dilemma involving Aaron Judge on Apple TV+, selling the opposing team's gear in a ballpark, the Tigers hiring Scott Harris and the Royals firing Dayton Moore, the Mets and Reds setting hit-by-pitch records, Canada dropping its […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1905: Strikes While the Aaron is Hot

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 102:51 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about pitchers throwing a perplexing number of strikes to an unstoppable Aaron Judge, Judge's sensational September, upcoming contract, and more, Shohei Ohtani's pitching prowess, new pitches, and switch-hitting potential, Oneil Cruz's recent surge, Yordan Alvarez and how much of slumps can be explained by nagging injuries, Max Scherzer and […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1904: Keeping Tabs

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 99:13 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about minor leaguers officially joining the MLBPA and what minor league unionization might do to the game's distribution of revenue, follow up on Gold Gloves for utility players, toilet flappers, and Joey Meneses, discuss Jon Berti's pursuit of 40 stolen bases, what pickoff-attempt restrictions will do to the running […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1903: Great Scott

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 109:15 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley talk (4:09) to baseball agent and attorney Scott Boras, the founder, owner, and president of the Boras Corporation (as if you didn't know who Scott Boras was), about his busiest days, his process for brainstorming metaphors, similes, and puns, his fondness for nautical analogies, other wordplay-related matters, the CBA, his […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1902: Bat Albert

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 84:01 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the old-and-improved Albert Pujols, Mike Trout's homer streak, the White Sox winning, Elvis Andrus making the A's pay, James Karinchak's inconclusive hair inspection, the Dodgers prematurely celebrating a clinching (and the concept of clinch creep), the puzzle of Cody Bellinger, and the retrospective puzzle of Edwin Díaz's 2019, […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1901: Living in Interesting Times

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 90:28 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about how the White Sox have played in Tony La Russa's absence, then discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the rules changes coming to MLB in 2023: a pitch clock, restrictions on pickoff attempts and the shift, and bigger bases (with asides on a new WAR, Zack Greinke's front-office […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1900: Triple Frown

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 93:11 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the late Queen Elizabeth II's first baseball game, the latest on Joey Meneses and Juan Soto (and on Soto being booed!), an Albert Pujols/Willians Astudillo fun fact, a Mets/Yankees first-place race update, additional thoughts on Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani, Paul Goldschmidt and the traditional Triple Crown vs. […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1899: The Crapper Flapper Wrapper Yapper

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 115:38 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a baseball (and softball) toilet flapper, discuss (13:32) the continued excellence of Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani (and the benefits of celebrating both instead of elevating one over the other), follow up on the Angels' shutouts, Mike Trout's post-injury rebound, the MLBPA's effort to unionize minor leaguers (38:09), […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1898: One Award to Rule Them All

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 95:59 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and listener/Patreon supporter Nathan Valentine banter about Nathan's dual team fandom, then answer listener emails (9:58) about Aaron Judge's lead over the next-most-prolific HR hitter, handing out awards for all of MLB rather than each league, Jhoan Duran and defining an “off-speed” pitch, what constitutes actually visiting a stadium, and whether […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1897: Pluses and Meneses

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 97:16 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the annual promotion of Terrance Gore as a harbinger of the changing seasons, the modest September roster expansion and the arrivals or returns of Gunnar Henderson, Oswald Peraza, and Billy Hamilton, an umpire caught swearing on a hot mic (4:45), whether the Yankees could actually lose their lead […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1896: No Backsies

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 110:49 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben's habitual misappraisal of checked swings and the potential for automated checked-swing calls, then discuss the potential unionization of the minor leagues via minor league players joining the MLBPA, Nationals rookie replacement Joey Meneses outplaying Juan Soto and Josh Bell since the trade deadline, Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge, […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1895: Buggin’ Out

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 101:26


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Julio Rodríguez‘s complex, long-term extension with the Mariners, which wild card contenders Meg is most worried about as a Mariners fan, George Kirby's game-starting strike streak and the nature of a strike, the new CBA's impact on midseason callups, and Bryce Harper's return, follow up on MLB players […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1894: The Indomitable Dodgers

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 77:20 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the approving responses to Ben's blistering (by Ben's standards) Yankee Stadium review, Christian Walker's scale-breaking defense at first base, “defended” vs. “defensed,” the Dodgers' historic run of regular-season success, and the battle between teammates Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt for NL MVP frontrunner status, followed by Stat Blasts […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1893: Flame Inflation

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 93:41 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the inflation of flames for fast pitches on baseball broadcasts, Oneil Cruz's record-setting hard hit and the limitations of tools, Ben's review of a trip to Yankee Stadium and Red Sox pitcher Josh Winckowski's review of Wrigley Field compared to Fenway Park, the potential impact of a forthcoming […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1892: Keeping it 100

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 97:14 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the impending premiere of Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, the projection-system verdict on the Braves' extension of Michael Harris II, the White Sox signing Elvis Andrus, the possibly underrated, could've-been-Hall-of-Fame career of José Abreu, and the sophomore improvement of Ha-Seong Kim, then (25:06) answer listener […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1891: So Long, Jon

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 77:36 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley follow up on Tony La Russa's suspicious pinch-runner call, banter about Joey Gallo on the Dodgers and Andrew Benintendi on the Yankees, the utility of booing, and the parochial concept of being unable to play in New York, the curious timing of the Rangers' firing of long-tenured executive Jon Daniels, […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1890: You’re a Peach

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 99:22


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter a bit more about whether Dottie dropped the ball on purpose in the movie version of A League of Their Own, then discuss an Angels defensive meltdown, a vomiting Oakland Athletic, a Javier Báez bad-ball batted ball, Tony La Russa (and Bill Veeck) taking suggestions from the stands, the […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1889: A Different League

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 101:20 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about whether Dottie dropped the ball on purpose in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, then (steering clear of spoilers) review and discuss the highs and lows of the new TV reboot, the first season of which debuted on Friday on Amazon Prime Video. After that (49:54), […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1888: Paper Tigers

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 114:56 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mariners' soaring playoff odds, a wild Mariners-Yankees game, the other greatest team gainers and losers in playoff probability over the past month, the difference between Baseball-Reference's playoff odds and other sites' versions, Keith Hernandez's thoughts on the Phillies, how their own preseason predictions have held up, Steven […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1887: There Used to Be a Ballpark (And it’s Still There)

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 130:36 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Dodgers' and Mets' “statement” series and the awe and anxiety inspired by Jacob deGrom, follow up on Vin Scully's musical taste, retractable mounds, and Justin Verlander vs. Max Scherzer, and discuss a recent Rockies pickup and promotion and a hazardous mound visit, followed (33:00) by a Past […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1885: The Pit Clock

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 104:40 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Clayton Kershaw's back, balky backs in general, some of the players traded at the deadline who made immediate impacts in their debuts, and the perhaps surprisingly small impacts that deadline moves make on playoff and World Series odds. Then (15:09) they answer listener emails about intentionally scuttling a […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1886: Vin’s Vignettes

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 68:28


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a possible solution to the quandary of not enough slashes in “triple slash stats,” discuss the increasing excitement surrounding Aaron Judge's home run record chase, and (20:00) share a Past Blast from 1886. Then (24:47) they welcome back singer-songwriter, baseball balladeer, and converted Dodgers fan Dan Bern to […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1884: The Great Trade Deadline Download

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 131:54 Very Popular


After a busy deadline day, Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley react to all the trade activity, beginning with a high-level overview of the deadline, a recap of the Rockies' inactivity (5:28), the Padres' Juan Soto, Josh Hader, Brandon Drury, and Joe Musgrove moves (13:58) and the mad genius of A.J. Preller, the equally unprecedented nature […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1883: Know Your Value

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 111:35 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and FanGraphs writer Ben Clemens banter about a flummoxing fun fact, Justin Verlander's career vs. Max Scherzer's career, and Max Meyer's Tommy John surgery, then (24:55) discuss the Andrew Benintendi trade, Joey Gallo's struggles, and the biggest questions surrounding the trade deadline before (45:53) reviewing “other” Ben's work on the annual […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1882: Back-Tracking and Bat-Tracking

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 84:08 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Mike Trout's rare back injury, Zac Veen and vaccines, the Rangers' one-run record, interesting team trade rumors, and teams with tough deadline decisions, plus a Past Blast from 1882. Then (42:40) they talk to MLB.com's Mike Petriello about Statcast's newly public bat speed and swing path data, touching […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1881: Antitrust Us

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 77:24 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a convoluted fun fact, the Cardinals' anti-vaccination contingent, a historic Red Sox slump, an injury to top draftee Druw Jones, and a Willians Astudillo double-play pitch, Stat Blast (16:00) about Bryan Shaw and late-starting starters (plus an update on zero-RBI cleanup hitters), and share a Past Blast from […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1880: The 10th Anniversary Interview

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 98:10 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley wrap up the podcast's 10th anniversary week by doing a dozen listener-inspired Stat Blasts and then (51:53) talking to 42-year-old Red Sox starter and podcast legend Rich Hill about how the game and his game have evolved over his long career, plus (1:31:18) a Past Blast from 1880/postscript. Audio intro: Silk […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1879: Me and Julio Down By the Ballyard

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 116:59 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley are joined by FanGraphs lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen to banter about what accounts for the variability in how quickly prospects acclimate to the majors and detecting holes in swings, discuss (10:50) which teams have the prospects to trade for Juan Soto, review (22:59) impressive performances from the Futures Game […]

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild Episode 1878: The 10th Anniversary Draft

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 Very Popular


Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley continue their celebration of the 10th anniversary of Effectively Wild by bringing on former cohost Jeff Sullivan and Most Frequent Guest (for now) Grant Brisbee to banter about Jeff's job with the Rays and draft their favorite baseball stories from the past 10 years (plus a Past Blast from 1878). […]