As the 2017 MLB season begins, another Effectively Wild Tournament ends. Outlasting 31 other EW favorites was Sam’s Morbid Moments, which came away with an easy finals victory.

In our 3rd place matchup, Drafts of Everything (3) edged out another perennial entry, Mike Trout (1), by nine votes after a back and forth race.


In the championship matchup, Sam’s Morbid Moments (1) dominated Burn the Ships (3) with 72% of the vote. It joins previous winners D-Backs Headlines (2015) and Ned Garver (2016). Thanks to all who cast their votes this year.


For episode links and background info on all of the entries, you can browse our opening round pages. You can also see the results of our EW podcast survey questions. Below are the brackets for this year’s tournament:

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