Presented here is a guide to some of the more memorable segments and episodes of Effectively Wild, the thrice-weekly podcast from FanGraphs and formerly of Baseball Prospectus.
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Writers Alec Denton and Alex Hume join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Tigers and Blue Jays, then discuss Alec’s recent piece at TechGraphs about netting and fan safety.
Writers Matt Jackson (of Beyond the Box Score) and Nick Strangis join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about several teams post-trade-deadline, including the Royals, Twins, Braves, Nationals, Phillies, and Blue Jays.
Staff writers Mark Sands and Simon Gutierrez join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Tigers, Rangers, Mariners, and Red Sox, as well as Johnny Cueto going to the Royals, and the upcoming trade deadline.
Mike Carlucci, Brandon Lee, and AD turn a triple play with mini-reviews for LAD, SD, and Detroit.
Staff writers Barry Gilpin and Eric Roseberry join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about All-Star Week, the Reds, Zack Greinke, and trade predictions.
Staff writers Mike Carlucci & Ross Bukouricz join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about the All-Star Game, the Pirates, the Red Sox, and Pete Rose.
For our silver episode, Brandon Lee welcomes back founding members Matt Trueblood (now of Baseball Prospectus) and Mikey Poley (still of Banished to the Pen). The trio banter about twilight, Yasiel Puig’s growing pains, and… Read more »
Complete audio of select 2015 Sonoma Stompers games can be found at Banished to the Pen.
Writers Julien Assouline and Seth Rubin join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about the first-place Mets, last-place Red Sox, the 2015 draft, and All-Star voting.
Writers Ben Suissa & Scott Kushner join host Ryan Sullivan. Scott recaps his Centenary College baseball team’s season, then the group discusses fan safety, the designated hitter, signal systems, and whether the Astros are for real.
Staff writers Nick Strangis and Tyler Baber join host Ryan Sullivan to talk Up & In and Sonoma Stompers.
Thanks for visiting Banished to the Pen. For those of you new to the site, we hope you enjoy checking out what we have to offer — ranging from heavy-duty statistical analysis to lighter offbeat features…. Read more »
On this edition of Mop-Up Duty: It’s Star Wars. Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, and Mike Carlucci hold a 5-round “space fantasy mock draft” of their favorite Star Wars things, reminiscing, learning fun facts, and looking to the future of the franchise. Recommended only to those with excessive levels of geekness.
Mike Ferrin, formerly of Fringe Average and currently of MLB Network Radio, joins Ryan Sullivan to talk about the legacy of the Up and In podcast, and weighs in on the Mets, Yankees. Nationals, and Orioles.
Staff writers Darius Austin and Paul Cline talk to Brandon Lee about Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum, shortening the season, and baseball memories. The guys also discuss Effectively Wild’s Webb-Albers Championship Fantasy League, and play a round of “Guess the B-Ref Player Sponsorship Price.”
Matt Jackson, currently of Beyond the Box Score, and our Nick Koss join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Alex Rodriguez, the Astros, Royals, and the weirdness of 2015 so far.
Writers Alec “AD” Denton and Stephen Shaw join guest host Brandon Lee to talk about Statcast, the Cubs, the Tigers, the rough & tumble AL Central, Joe Nathan, and the DH.
Staff writer Andrew Patrick and Baseball Prospectus writer Matt Trueblood join Ryan Sullivan to talk all the baseball: the red-hot Mets, the A’s-Royals feud, and Carter Capps’ special delivery. Also discussed are Matt’s experiences as a new writer for Baseball Prospectus, and each guest’s favorite baseball memories.
Discussed briefly but repeatedly on Effectively Wild, the sci-fi cult film Snowpiercer is the second topic of our semi-regular spin-off podcast. Brandon Lee, Mikey Poley, and Tyler Baber got together to talk about what they liked about the movie, discuss some of the bigger points of confusion, and suggest Snowpiercer comps.
Wisconsinite Ross Bukouricz & Montanan George Kimmet join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Milwaukee Brewers, and life as an official scorer in the minor leagues. Plus, an important BttP ottoneu League update for week 1.
On this special episode, editor Brandon Lee interviews Susan Petrone, author of the new novel, Throw Like a Woman. Look for a regular episode with Ryan Sullivan and two of our writers later this week.
Writer & Cardinals fan Alex Crisafulli, writer & Reds fan Eric Roseberry, and editor & Cubs fan Brandon Lee met up in Chicago, Illinois, to record our first live, in-person episode. Within the friendly confines of Brandon’s car, the three chat about opening day/night, fanbase geography, and 2015 MLB storylines. Also discussed were rock bands and observations of passersby.
As the 2015 MLB season commences, the first annual Effectively Wild Tournament Bracket Classic comes to a close. After two weeks, six rounds of voting, and 31 matchups, there is one winner: The D-Backs Headline Contest.
Voting ends Saturday night at 1 am edt — After four rounds, it all comes down to the final vote. Which finalist will be crowned Greatest Thing About Effectively Wild in 2015? You decide!
It’s down to the Wild Four of the Effectively Wild Tournament! Who advances to the championship? You decide!
The brain drain hit Tampa Bay this offseason, and it hit them hard. General Manager Andrew Friedman fell victim to the old “Dumptruck Full Of Money” gag and left to become President of Baseball Operations… Read more »
Staff writers Chris Baber and Simon Gutierrez join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Rangers, Orioles, and Banished to the Pen’s Ottoneu Fantasy League.
Voting ends Monday night at 1 am edt — Now it’s on to the Effective Eight. Can our favorite relievers get the final 3 outs? Will Smash Mouth get back to the top of the charts? Wobbly Wobbly Gone? You decide!
Now it’s on to the round of 16. Will “Ben Isn’t Here” take Drafts off the board? Can the Fit knock over the Wobbly Chair? Will Snowpiercer slice up some Venomous Snakes? You decide!