Effectively Wild Episode 1405: The Rookie Mistake

Effectively Wild Episode 1405: The Rookie Mistake Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Meg’s visit to Cleveland, the Giants’ perplexing situation heading into the trade deadline, Edwin Jackson’s next destination, and the approaching addition of ads to MLB jerseys. Then they answer listener emails about whether Mike Trout’s popularity among stat-savvy fans stems from…

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2019 Trade Value: #21 to #30

2019 Trade Value: #21 to #30 2019 Trade Value Series HM 41-50 31-40 Like Max Scherzer, deGrom’s contract has deferrals that affect his trade value. (Photo: Keith Allison) As is the annual tradition at FanGraphs, we’re using a week around the All-Star Game — when the industry pauses to take a metaphorical breather — to…

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Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 16 Cardinals infielder Nolan Gorman produced three hits and three RBIs for Class A Advanced Palm Beach, while Marlins infielder Isan Diaz went deep during a three-hit effort for Triple-A New Orleans. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20190717&content_id=309146278&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Back Story: Bowman Bows Out (on Color Television!)

Back Story: Bowman Bows Out (on Color Television!) Note: This is Part IV of a series focusing primarily on the material featured on the backs of baseball cards (previous articles featured the 1956 Topps, 1960 Topps, and 1954 Topps/Bowman sets).  By 1955, the battle for baseball-card supremacy between Bowman and Topps had been going on for several years. And though Topps was making some inroads, Bowman still had the edge when it came to established stars signed to exclusive contracts. Frankly, it wasn’t even close.…

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