Effectively Wild is creating a baseball podcast
1,083

patrons

$6,097
per month



We're Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan, the hosts of Effectively Wild, a podcast about baseball that blends analysis and silliness and publishes new episodes a few time a week. Effectively Wild has been active since July 2012, first with Ben and Sam Miller at Baseball Prospectus, and now with Ben and Jeff at FanGraphs. Over time, our episodes have gotten longer, more painstakingly produced, and more popular, which has come at a cost in time and money. Interacting with our listeners has made the work rewarding, but after 1200-plus episodes (and counting), we can't record the podcast for free, as Ben and Sam did for the first few years. Effectively Wild will always be a labor of love, but Ben (who edits and produces the show) now works for The Ringer, which means the podcast isn't part of his job. For the show to continue in its current form, we also need it to continue to be the kind of labor that leads to income. Your support will help ensure that the show survives while remaining free of the same ads you have to skip past on other podcasts.

You can click here to listen to Ben explain in more detail why we need your help.
Tiers
Matt Albers Club
$2.50 or more per month 229 patrons
We will look upon you kindly.
Ryan Webb Club
$5 or more per month 505 patrons
We will look upon you even more kindly, hold you in our hearts, and thank you by name on an episode.
Ned Garver Club
$10 or more per month 205 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you early access to any episodes we upload in advance of their public posting times, plus access to 2 Patreon-exclusive live podcasts in which we'll provide real-time play-by-play and commentary for nationally televised MLB games of particular interest in 2017.
Gonny Jomes Club
$15 or more per month 50 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give your questions preference in listener email shows as long as you stay at this donation amount (provided your questions aren't repeats and/or totally terrible). You'll also get free access to Baseball Mogul 2016.
Rich Hill Club
$30 or more per month 28 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you an Ad-Free FanGraphs membership (a $50 annual value), and one or both of us will respond via email to any baseball-related message you send us as long as you stay at this donation amount. Even fantasy questions, although our answers to those might be bad.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $30 Patron for at least two months.
Barry Bonds Club
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll send you a signed copy of Ben's (and Sam's) book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $50 Patron for at least two months.
Mike Trout Club
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll have you on a listener email episode of your choice.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $100 Patron for at least two months.
Goals
$6,097 of $6,250 per month
Ensure that the podcast keeps its roster spot on your subscription list indefinitely.
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We're Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan, the hosts of Effectively Wild, a podcast about baseball that blends analysis and silliness and publishes new episodes a few time a week. Effectively Wild has been active since July 2012, first with Ben and Sam Miller at Baseball Prospectus, and now with Ben and Jeff at FanGraphs. Over time, our episodes have gotten longer, more painstakingly produced, and more popular, which has come at a cost in time and money. Interacting with our listeners has made the work rewarding, but after 1200-plus episodes (and counting), we can't record the podcast for free, as Ben and Sam did for the first few years. Effectively Wild will always be a labor of love, but Ben (who edits and produces the show) now works for The Ringer, which means the podcast isn't part of his job. For the show to continue in its current form, we also need it to continue to be the kind of labor that leads to income. Your support will help ensure that the show survives while remaining free of the same ads you have to skip past on other podcasts.

You can click here to listen to Ben explain in more detail why we need your help.

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Tiers
Matt Albers Club
$2.50 or more per month 229 patrons
We will look upon you kindly.
Ryan Webb Club
$5 or more per month 505 patrons
We will look upon you even more kindly, hold you in our hearts, and thank you by name on an episode.
Ned Garver Club
$10 or more per month 205 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you early access to any episodes we upload in advance of their public posting times, plus access to 2 Patreon-exclusive live podcasts in which we'll provide real-time play-by-play and commentary for nationally televised MLB games of particular interest in 2017.
Gonny Jomes Club
$15 or more per month 50 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give your questions preference in listener email shows as long as you stay at this donation amount (provided your questions aren't repeats and/or totally terrible). You'll also get free access to Baseball Mogul 2016.
Rich Hill Club
$30 or more per month 28 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll give you an Ad-Free FanGraphs membership (a $50 annual value), and one or both of us will respond via email to any baseball-related message you send us as long as you stay at this donation amount. Even fantasy questions, although our answers to those might be bad.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $30 Patron for at least two months.
Barry Bonds Club
$50 or more per month 5 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll send you a signed copy of Ben's (and Sam's) book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $50 Patron for at least two months.
Mike Trout Club
$100 or more per month 2 patrons
In addition to all of the above, we'll have you on a listener email episode of your choice.

To be eligible for this award, you'll need to be a $100 Patron for at least two months.