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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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12-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 986: The CBA Said What?
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12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 985: Three Topics for Winter-Meetings Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 984: Advice for Teams With Too Much Money
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12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 983: The Non-Endless-Lockout Edition
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11-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 982: Scouting the Yankees and Signing the Cespedes
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11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 981: The New-GM Job Check
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11-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 980: The Baseball-Book Draft
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11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 979: Mike Trout and the Post-MVP Era
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11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 978: Broken Bones and Broken Records
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11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 977: Indy Outliers
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11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 976: Which Way Will the World Series Odds Go?
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11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 975: And Here's the Pitch from Trout
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11-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 974: Survey Says
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11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 973: The Potential Lasts of 2016
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11-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 972: The Cubs, Game Seven, and the World Series
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11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 971: Drought Talk
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10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 970: Managers, Closers, and Copycats
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10-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 969: The Literally Hot Hitter
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10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 968: So You Suffered a Playoff Loss
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10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 967: The Miraculous Mr. Lester
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10-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 966: Ask, and Ye Shall Receive
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10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 965: NLCS Update
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10-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 964: The Return of the Cold Call
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10-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 963: Bumgarner, Wild Cards, and Cooperstown
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10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 962: Buck, Britton, Bonds and Boredom
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10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 961: Multiple Mike Trout Drafts
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09-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 960: Theo Sets a New High Score
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09-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 959: Mike Trout's Highest Hurdle
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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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09-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect
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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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09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 952: Dave Roberts Did What?
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09-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 951: THE ONLY RULE Book Club Companion Podcast
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09-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 950: The Triple-A Chemistry Edition
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09-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 949: 2016's Contract Turnarounds
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09-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 948: Is Smart Baseball Boring?
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08-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 947: Cy Young or Bust
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08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 946: Which WAR(P) is Just?
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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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08-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 944: How Many Barry Bondses?
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08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 943: Debating the Diamondbacks and Dylan Bundy
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08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 942: Should Baseball Teams Buy Insurance?
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08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 941: Pitcher Value and the Zach Britton Debate
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08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 940: Live at Saber Seminar!
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08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 939: Death to Dumb Stadium Deals
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08-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 938: Emails, Mejia, and Math
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Ben and Sam banter about an aged usher, Buck Showalter's decision not to use Zach Britton in the AL wild-card game, and Barry Bonds, then answer listener emails and talk to Saber Seminar raffle winners Armaan and Ishaan about the Red Sox and whether baseball bores kids.

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Ben and Sam conduct multiple Mike Trout drafts and discuss DJ LeMahieu's batting title, the AL Cy Young race, Vin Scully's sign-off, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about a wild night in baseball, the morality of forfeits, and the triples record, then discuss Theo Epstein's record-setting extension.

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Ben and Sam banter about Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, and Shohei Otani, then answer listener emails about Mike Trout, playoff formats, inflated homer totals, their introductions to baseball, and more.

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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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