May 13, 2021

Effectively Wild Episode 1507: Season Preview Series: Mets and Blue Jays (FanGraphs)


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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about passing the halfway point of the season preview series, Zach Eflin’s spring training feedback on a possibly less lively baseball, the effect of sign stealing on the average time between pitches, a recent rash of spring pitcher injuries, and the incredible career trajectory of former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., then preview the 2020 Mets (19:06) with The Athletic’s Tim Britton, and the 2020 Blue Jays (58:23) with Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

Audio intro: Aceyalone & RJD2, “Junior
Audio interstitial 1: Yo La Tengo, “Meet the Mets
Audio interstitial 2: Guided By Voices, “Blue Jay House
Audio outro: Crowded House, “Now We’re Getting Somewhere

Link to Eflin story
Link to Ben on sign stealing and pace
Link to Kershaw’s comments on 2017
Link to post about Amaro
Link to story about Mets fans and Venmo
Link to Tim on Ramos
Link to Ben on the one-knee catching trend
Link to The Resisters
Link to The Cactus League
Link to order The MVP Machine

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