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Ben Lindbergh 

Ben Lindbergh

Ben Lindbergh is the Editor-in-Chief of Baseball Prospectus. He also contributes to Grantland, 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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04-18

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/18
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Ben Lindbergh

04-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 431: The Rising Strikeout Rate Symposium
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Ben Lindbergh

04-17

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Overthinking It: Lessons We Learned Yesterday
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Ben Lindbergh

04-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 430: Dirk Hayhurst on Cheating, Beaning, and Clubhouse Race Relations
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Ben Lindbergh and Russell A. Carleton

04-16

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Overthinking It: Does Baseball Have a Pace Problem?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 429: The Dodgers, DirecTV, and Baseball's Broadcast Bubble/Your Finest Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Zachary Levine

04-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 428: Jesse Katz on Yasiel Puig's Origin Story
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Wojciechowski

04-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 427: Owen Good on the Past, Present, and Future of Baseball Video Games
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week in Bunting to Beat the Shift, 4/11
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Ben Lindbergh

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 426: A Conversation with Cuba's Sabermetric Splinter Group
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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Overthinking It: Knuckleballers of the PITCHf/x Era: A Complete Taxonomy
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Ben Lindbergh

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 425: The Costliest Injuries Suffered So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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Overthinking It: The Minor League Leaders Who Haven't Made It
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Ben Lindbergh

04-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 424: Bonds vs. Trout and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 423: Analyzing Early April Trends
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 422: Is Oakland's Ballpark an Embarrassment to Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-04

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Overthinking It: Is Dexter Fowler Tough Enough to Play for Your Team?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 421: How Much Money Should Players Make?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ranking the Retirement Gifts: Houston Astros
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Ben Lindbergh

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 420: Yost, Replay, Porter, and PEDs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?
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Ben Lindbergh

04-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 419: The Return of the Mid-Week Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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Overthinking It: Takeaways from Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 418: Jonah Keri on the Beginning, End, and Importance of the Expos
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 417: Baseball Banter for Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: Angels Sign Baseball's Best Player to One of Baseball's Best Deals
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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Transaction Analysis: To Keep Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers Spend Too Soon
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Ben Lindbergh

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 416: Listener Emails: One Miguel Cabrera, Many Mike Trouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: The 2014 Team Preview Podcast Compendium
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 415: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: AL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ben Lindbergh and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 414: 2014 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 413: 2014 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 412: 2014 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 411: The Too Many Excellent Emails Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-20

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Overthinking It: Farewell to Free Agency?
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Ben Lindbergh

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 410: 2014 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 409: 2014 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-18

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Overthinking It: The Big Questions from the 2014 SABR Analytics Conference
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Ben Lindbergh

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 408: 2014 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-18

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Baseball Prospectus News: MLB.TV Discount Available to BP Premium Subscribers
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Rob McQuown and Ben Lindbergh

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 407: 2014 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 406: The Answers You Seek
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 405: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 404: 2014 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 403: 2014 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 402: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 401: Listen to Your Heart, and Also to These Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-06

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Overthinking It: The 10 Phases of Phil Hughes, Compulsive Pitch Tinkerer
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Ben and Sam cover a range of topics, including Mike Trout, Hanley Ramirez, and who's hitting cleanup for the Marlins.

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Sorry, other teams, he's taken: The Angels extend Mike Trout through age 28.



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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the Miguel Cabrera contract extension, bullpen usage, productive at-bats, multiple Mike Trouts, and more.

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A listing of all our 2014 podcast team previews.

The Effectively Wild 2014 podcast team preview series is complete. We enjoyed putting the podcasts together; more of you are listening now than were when we started, so we'll assume the series was a success. We've already moved on to new topics, but we wanted to put all of the previews in one place so you could access them more easily if you haven't listened yet, or find them again in the future ifyou feel like reliving our least accurate predictions. All of the episodes, guests, and running times are listed below.

AL East
Tampa Bay Rays [Link] (41:48; With Tommy Rancel and Andrew Astleford)
Boston Red Sox [Link] (40:15; With Marc Normandin and Alex Speier)
New York Yankees [Link] (46:49; With Emma Span and Daniel Barbarisi)
Toronto Blue Jays [Link] (46:54; With Adam Sobsey and Shi Davidi)
Baltimore Orioles [Link] (35:16; With Paul Sporer and Brittany Ghiroli)






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Ben and Sam preview the Dodgers' season with Doug Thorburn, and Nick talks to Los Angeles Times Dodgers beat writer Dylan Hernandez (at 25:52).

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Part four in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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Ben and Sam preview the Rays' season with Tommy Rancel, and Nick talks to Fox Sports Florida's Andrew Astleford (at 21:48).

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Ben and Sam preview the Nationals' season with Craig Goldstein, and Nick talks to Washington Post Nationals beat reporter Adam Kilgore (at 22:17).

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Ben and Sam preview the Tigers' season with Paul Sporer, and Nick talks to MLB.com Tigers beat writer Jason Beck (at 29:00).

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about supercomputers, heartbeat monitors, players using stats, and more.

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March 20, 2014 10:20 am

Overthinking It: Farewell to Free Agency?

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Have extensions killed the free agent star, or just the 2014-15 free agent class?

“I think the toughest thing facing all of us is the future of free agency and the limited resources that are going to be out there.” —Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, November 2013

Last week, the Braves signed Ervin Santana, which lowered the count of remaining top 50 free agents to three. One of these months, Kendrys Morales, Stephen Drew, and Joel Hanrahan will get jobs, at which point we can officially close the book on the 2013-14 free-agent class. Even with the book cracked open, though, we can come to one conclusion: Teams just spent a fortune on free agents.

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