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Jeff Sullivan

Jeff Sullivan is a co-hosts of Effectively Wild and writer at FanGraphs.
Recent episodes featuring Jeff Sullivan
Effectively Wild Episode 1433: A Pitcher and Catcher Report
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller talk to two Atlantic League players with the Somerset Patriots, pitcher Rick Teasley and catcher Yovan Gonzalez, about the experimental rules being tested in the league this season as part of a partnership with MLB. They discuss how Rick and Yovan first heard about the new rules, how players have perceived the changes and the effect of the rules on team morale, the elimination of mound visits, the problems with robot umps, the end of catcher framing, the absurdity of “stealing first base,” the second-half pickoff-move change and subsequent explosion in stolen bases, how future changes should be implemented, which new rules could be worth keeping, what the impact of moving the mound back might be, Teasley’s quasi-perfect game, and more. Audio intro: Mates of State, "An Experiment" Audio outro: Silver Jews, "Random Rules" Link to list of Atlantic League changes Link to Rob Arthur on Atlantic League stolen bases Link to video of Atlantic Leaguer refusing to run to first Link to Ben on moving the mound back Link to article about Teasley’s quasi-perfect game Link to video of last out of Teasley’s perfect outing Link to story about 2018 Tampa Tarpons game Link to order The MVP Machine  iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)  Sponsor Us on Patreon  Facebook Group  Effectively Wild Wiki  Twitter Account  Get Our Merch!  Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});
Effectively Wild Episode 1432: The High-Pressure Promise
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the return of Luis Severino and the Yankees’ prospective playoff roster, how teams will use their pitchers in the playoffs, a Sonny Gray fun fact that sort of checks out, Yu Darvish’s strikeout spree, and an extremely long September game, discuss the arrest of Felipe Vázquez, and answer listener emails about Mookie Betts and Mike Trout, when today’s baseball will start to seem dated, how long it takes bad teams to restore their reputations, and the audacity of promising to hit home runs. Audio intro: Gregory Alan Isakov, "San Luis" Audio outro: Sturgill Simpson, "The Promise" Link to Jay Jaffe on Severino’s return Link to Aaron Boone on the Yankees’ playoff pitching plans Link to Sonny Gray story Link to Darvish story Link to Ben on the playoffs as a vision of the future Link to Yaz home runs GIF Link to Ben on MLB’s quality of play Link to Seinfeld clip Link to post on promised home runs Link to order The MVP Machine  iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)  Sponsor Us on Patreon  Facebook Group  Effectively Wild Wiki  Twitter Account  Get Our Merch!  Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});
Effectively Wild Episode 1431: Curtains for Trout
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the Twins’ missed opportunity for a mid-plate-appearance pitching change, more mind-boggling home run facts about the year of the dinger, fun facts about the Diamondbacks and Jarrod Dyson, Guy Fieri endorsing Spencer Torkelson and which celebrity character references might make them draft a player higher, and how to answer the Phillies’ interview question for a quantitative analyst position, then discuss Mike Trout’s season-ending injury and what his accumulating missed time might mean for his career. Audio intro: Sonny & The Sunsets, "The Application" Audio outro: The Only Ones, "Curtains for You" Link to Ben on mid-PA pitching changes Link to story on the one-baserunner Diamondbacks win Link to video of Rich Aude’s bat flip Link to 2018 Phillies interview question Link to 2019 Phillies interview question Link to Jay Jaffe on the end of Trout’s season Link to order The MVP Machine  iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)  Sponsor Us on Patreon  Facebook Group  Effectively Wild Wiki  Twitter Account  Get Our Merch!  Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});
Effectively Wild Episode 1429: Catch Me if You Can
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the costs of Christian Yelich’s broken kneecap and other injuries disrupting pennant races and the Mets-centric personal-catcher controversy involving Noah Syndergaard, Wilson Ramos, and Tomás Nido. Then they answer listener emails about the mystery of Edwin Díaz (and the more minor mystery of Justin Verlander) and whether we’re heading for a post-pitch-type sport, plus a Stat Blast about batter results on 3-0 counts and further discussion about out-of-nowhere closers and viral fun facts about Bruce Bochy and the Mariners. Audio intro: Green Day, "Christian’s Inferno" Audio outro: The Pigeon Detectives, "Making Up Numbers" Link to Ben on the Yelich injury Link to first Syndergaard-Ramos report Link to Syndergaard-Ramos follow-up Link to Díaz story Link to Craig on Verlander dingers Link to story on Verlander’s strand rate Link to Sam on surprise closers Link to order The MVP Machine  iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)  Sponsor Us on Patreon  Facebook Group  Effectively Wild Wiki  Twitter Account  Get Our Merch!  Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});
Effectively Wild Episode 1428: The Big Dombrowski
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Michael Lorenzen, Shohei Ohtani, and two-way terminology, marvel at Eugenio Suárez and other surprises from the 2019 home run leaderboard, celebrate the AL wild card race, salute the improving A’s and Rays, and discuss teams that are reshaping their potential playoff rosters late in the regular season, respond at length to the breaking news that the Red Sox have fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski less than a year after winning the World Series, and then play a Cy Young award game and analyze the legacy of Justin Verlander. Audio intro: Ben Folds, "Fired" Audio outro: Midnight Oil, "Short Memory" Link to story on Mitch Garver’s reinvention Link to Ken Rosenthal’s speculation about Dombrowski Link to Alex Speier’s book Homegrown Link to Ben on Boston’s post-championship complacency Link to Passan report on Dombrowski Link to Baumann on Verlander Link to FiveThirtyEight article on Verlander Link to Craig Edwards on Verlander’s home run rate Link to order The MVP Machine  iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)  Sponsor Us on Patreon  Facebook Group  Effectively Wild Wiki  Twitter Account  Get Our Merch!  Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});
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Location
Portland, OR, USA
Episode Count
1612
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 3 days