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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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01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1006: Sullivan's Travels
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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan

01-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1005: Dan Haren's New Job and Old Fear of Hall of Famers
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Ben Lindbergh

01-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1004: The Joe and Rany Re-Reunion
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01-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1003: Happiness, the Human Condition, and Cracker Jack
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Ben Lindbergh

01-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1002: Mike Trout Turns Around
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Ben Lindbergh

01-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1001: The One After 1000
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Ben Lindbergh

12-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1000: The Old and the New
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 999: The One Before 1000
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 998: The Podcast's (and Baseball's) Future
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 997: The Game Show Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 996: The Second Draft of Things About Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 995: Manny Machado's Midriff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 994: The 2017 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 993: A Few Favorite Stories from 2016
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 992: Baseball's Most Underpaid Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 991: In-Shoots, Out-Curves, and Drop Balls
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 990: Long Live Pitch
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 989: A Reading from the Bill James Bible
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 988: The Real Mike Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 987: The Stove Was So Hot
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 986: The CBA Said What?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 983: The Non-Endless-Lockout Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 982: Scouting the Yankees and Signing the Cespedes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 981: The New-GM Job Check
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 980: The Baseball-Book Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 979: Mike Trout and the Post-MVP Era
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 978: Broken Bones and Broken Records
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 977: Indy Outliers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 975: And Here's the Pitch from Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 974: Survey Says
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 973: The Potential Lasts of 2016
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 971: Drought Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 970: Managers, Closers, and Copycats
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 969: The Literally Hot Hitter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 968: So You Suffered a Playoff Loss
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 967: The Miraculous Mr. Lester
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 966: Ask, and Ye Shall Receive
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 965: NLCS Update
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 964: The Return of the Cold Call
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 963: Bumgarner, Wild Cards, and Cooperstown
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 962: Buck, Britton, Bonds and Boredom
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 961: Multiple Mike Trout Drafts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 960: Theo Sets a New High Score
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 959: Mike Trout's Highest Hurdle
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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

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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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Ben Lindbergh

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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