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.”

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.

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.

Banished to the Pen Podcast (Lee Smith)

A special Friday edition of the podcast, and the audio portion of Matt Trueblood’s farewell tour. Our senior writer will be departing the pen to join the starting rotation at Baseball Prospectus. On this episode, he joins Mikey Poley and Ryan Sullivan as they also talk about Cleveland, Cuba, surveying analytics use around MLB, and what to look for in the 2015 season. Congratulations to Matt from all of us at Banished to the Pen.

Banished to the Pen wrestling

The first episode of Banished to the Pen’s semi-regular spin-off podcast. Pro wrestling is a secondary pastime for many Effectively Wild fans, so the series starts with Eric Roseberry, Ryan Sullivan, and Ken Maeda chatting about their fandom, baseball Randy Savage, the lingo, live shows, and bloopers. Plus, Eric discusses his brief first-hand experience as a wrestler at the indie level. We hope there’s something for fans and non-fans alike.