June 16, 2021

Effectively Wild Episode 1493: Getting Dusty in Here (FanGraphs)


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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the “vibrathrob” episode, the Astros hiring Dusty Baker, Kris Bryant reportedly losing his service-time grievance, and Delmon Young raking in Australia, then answer listener emails about a disrespectful intro for Isiah Kiner-Falefa, teams patenting tactics, and the enduring legacy of Carlos Beltrán’s NLCS-ending strikeout, plus Stat Blasts about intentional leadoff walks, plate appearances by Hall of Famers by franchise, and whether managers call for replay reviews more often on good teams than bad teams.

Audio intro: Outkast, “Vibrate
Audio outro: The Go-Betweens, “Dusty in Here

Link to passage about the “vibrathrob” episode
Link to Craig Edwards on Bryant losing his grievance
Link to the legal argument against service-time manipulation
Link to Craig’s proposal for ending service-time manipulation
Link to Jayson Stark’s suggestions for ending service-time manipulation
Link to Sam in 2015 on shaming the Cubs about Bryant
Link to the ABL batter leaderboard
Link to Kiner-Falefa video
Link to video of the Boggs knuckler
Link to video of the Canseco knuckler
Link to Russell on the spread of ideas
Link to order The MVP…

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