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Ben Lindbergh 

Ben Lindbergh

Ben Lindbergh was the Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus from 2012 to 2014. He now writes for Ringer, has written for four BP annuals and Extra Innings: More Baseball Between the Numbers, and served as assistant editor of Baseball Prospectus 2011 and editor of the two-volume Best of Baseball Prospectus collection. He formerly worked as a baseball analyst for Bloomberg Sports, and has interned for multiple MLB teams. He was inducted into the Baseball Writers' Association of America in December of 2011.

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09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 958: Jose Fernandez and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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Retrospectus
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09-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 956: Gary and Gore
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 955: Pass/Fail Grades for Every Out-of-it Team
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09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 954: Two Inside Looks at Minor League Life
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09-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 953: Banter Goeth Before a Mailbag
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 952: Dave Roberts Did What?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 951: THE ONLY RULE Book Club Companion Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 950: The Triple-A Chemistry Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 949: 2016's Contract Turnarounds
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 948: Is Smart Baseball Boring?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 947: Cy Young or Bust
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 946: Which WAR(P) is Just?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 945: Why Did the Dodgers Make Clayton Kershaw Cry?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 944: How Many Barry Bondses?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 943: Debating the Diamondbacks and Dylan Bundy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 942: Should Baseball Teams Buy Insurance?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 941: Pitcher Value and the Zach Britton Debate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 940: Live at Saber Seminar!
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 939: Death to Dumb Stadium Deals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 938: Emails, Mejia, and Math
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 937: A Requiem for A-Rod
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 936: Make Bryce Harper Fun Again
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08-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 935: A Round Podcast with a Round Bat
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 934: A Few Points of Trade-Deadline Discussion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 933: Your Most Elite Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 932: Fixing the Angels Without Trading Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 931: Cubs Add Aroldis, Chris Sale Slices Laundry
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07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 930: Dave Cameron's Semi-Responsible Trade Speculation
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07-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 929: You Want it This Way
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 928: The Evolution of Umpire-Manager Arguments
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 927: The Twins Without Terry Ryan
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 926: Dealin' Dombrowski and the State of the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 925: Position Players the Projections Missed
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 924: Abducting the All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 923: The Jerry Dipoto Report Card
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 922: What's a Wild Card Worth?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 921: Bow Before Shohei Otani
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07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 920: Home Runs Have More Than Bounced Back
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 919: All-Star Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 917: State of the Standings: AL East
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06-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 916: State of the Standings: AL West
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06-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 915: State of the Standings: NL Central
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06-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 914: State of the Standings: NL East
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06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 913: State of the Standings: NL West and AL Central
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06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 912: Three Teams on the Buy-or-Sell Bubble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 911: Good Knuckleballs, Bad Ballpark Deals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 910: Mike Trout's Identical Twin
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 909: Vin Scully Meets Mount Rushmore
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Ben and Sam talk about whether adding the late Jose Fernandez to the Hall of Fame ballot would be a fitting way to honor his superlative but tragically brief career.

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Ben and Sam talk to Mike Fisher, the baseball coordinator of Moneyball and the new Fox series Pitch, about how he makes baseball look realistic on screen (and what he might have missed).

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

Retrospectus

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A story about Sam Miller and Ervin Santana.

Ben Lindbergh is a staff writer for The Ringer, a former editor in chief of Baseball Prospectus, and a frequent collaborator of Sam Miller’s. Hiring Sam was the best move he made at BP.

Sam Miller is amazing because he’s produced classic pieces in so many styles. Longform features; funny GIFs and screencaps; sabermetric stat dives; soulful observations about human nature, life, and death, masquerading as articles about baseball; actual sketches based on bad puns. Very few writers are as good at one of those things. Sam is as good as anyone at all of them. Reading his work makes other writers feel like hitters who just struck out looking because Rich Hill decided to drop down sidearm. He’s talented enough not to need another look, but because he can, he’ll break it out anyway. (Sam, if you haven’t heard, really likes Rich Hill.)

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Ben and Sam banter about the Giants' bullpen problems and Bryce Harper's shoulder, then answer listener emails about Terrance Gore, Gary Sanchez, calling time, playoff formats, one-pitch baseball, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about Padres GM A.J. Preller's suspension, then discuss whether each of 2016's non-playoff teams should consider its season a success or a failure.

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Ben and Sam talk to former Sonoma Stompers pitchers Santos Saldivar and Dylan Stoops about their progress as players, meager earnings, and clubhouse experiences during their rookie seasons in affiliated ball with the Brewers and Padres, respectively.

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Ben and Sam banter about Shohei Otani and answer listener emails about Rich Hill, tanking in the season's last series, interleague play, Jose Bautista's ballpark ownage, and more.

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Ben, Sam, and Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer Andy McCullough discuss Dave Roberts' decision to remove Rich Hill after seven perfect innings on Saturday.

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Ben, Sam, and Sonoma Stompers GM Theo Fightmaster answer listener emails about the Stompers' past two seasons and Ben/Sam's book, The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.

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Ben and Sam banter about Yasiel Puig's clubhouse qualities, Giancarlo Stanton's comeback, and Anthony Rizzo vs. Wily Peralta, then answer listener emails about Kershaw and Trout, the Hall of Fame, roster sizes, young cores and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about MLB's copycat comedians, then discuss players whose big contracts seem much more movable (or unmovable) after perception-altering 2016 seasons.

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Ben and Sam talk to BP's Rob Mains about what Billy Hamilton's career might have looked like in an earlier era, and whether baseball teams' increasing efficiency has made the sport better or worse as a spectator experience.

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