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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has written for three Baseball Prospectus annuals and co-edited the 2014 edition. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is a contributor to ESPN the Magazine.

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10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 568: Postseason Lessons and Legacies
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 567: Game 7, from Start to Finish
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 566: Game 6 Analysis and Game 7 Game Plans
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview
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Sam Miller

10-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 565: Joe Maddon Moves On
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 564: The Weekend in World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool
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Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 563: October Off-Day Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park
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Sam Miller

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 562: How Kansas City Evened the Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 561: What the Royals Look Like When They're Losing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1
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Sam Miller

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 560: Grant Brisbee Still Isn't Sick of the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

10-20

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig
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Sam Miller

10-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 559: Andy McCullough is Too Busy To Bask
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 558: Mike Matheny Ruins a Perfectly Good Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 557: Ned Yost's Mid-October Evolution
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter
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Sam Miller

10-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 556: Andrew Friedman Makes His Move, and the Royals Roll On
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 555: Doug Thorburn on Postseason Pitchers with Problems
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 554: Observations from Another Wild Weekend
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews
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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

10-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 553: Rob Neyer on Sabermetric Broadcasts and October Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

10-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 552: Your Playoff-Related Emails, Answered
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 551: Debating Postseason Unpredictability and Decisive Game Fours
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 550: An NLDS Progress Report
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 549: ALDS Postmortems and the Rest of Baseball's Big Weekend
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews
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R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: 20 Bad Josh Hamilton Swings: ALDS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 548: How Game Ones Were Won, Plus NLDS Discussion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Royals 3, Angels 2
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Sam Miller

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

10-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 547: The ALDS Discussion Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap
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Sam Miller

10-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 546: The Wildest Wild Card Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-01

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Pebble Hunting: The '80' Pitches In This Year's Postseason
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Sam Miller

09-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 545: The AL Play-In Game Preview Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 544: Cole, Altuve, and Other Season-Ending Excitement
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-29

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Pebble Hunting: The Padres' Sad Team Leaders
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Sam Miller

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 543: The GM-for-Top-Prospect Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 542: Our Biggest Mistakes of the Season (So Far)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 541: The Invisible Shift, Chipper vs. Jeter, and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-24

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Pebble Hunting: Spoiler: Spoiling Spoiled
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam discuss World Series hangovers and the Danny Duffy deception, then talk about what they learned from the Royals and the Giants.

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Ben and Sam recap and respond to Game 7's twists and turns, from Guthrie to Bumgarner and Gordon.

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32+ GIFs for 32 games.

So, the 2010-2014 Giants. The dynasty of our era. What the Yankees were to the 1990s, the A's were to the 1970s, so the Giants are to this decade. Feels weird. You swish it around in your mouth and you're not sure whether it's $800 scotch or $3.99 mouthwash, but you know it burns a little and you know it'll get you drunk and/or blind.

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Cleaning up Baseball Prospectus, one Russell Carleton unfiltered post at a time.

We talk about pitching decisions in terms of leverage, but most of what we think of as modern pitcher usage—five-man rotations, seventh-inning guys, closers, LOOGYs—is born only secondarily of leverage. The real factor is attrition, and the acknowledgment that we can’t expect the team’s best pitcher to throw every inning of every game without breaking down or getting much, much, much worse from overuse. Say we know that Craig Kimbrel is less likely than any Braves pitcher to allow a run in any situation, but he can only do it 75 times all year; the goal is to avoid wasting a single one of those 75 on a low-leverage situation, thus dooming some other high-leverage situation to an inferior pitcher. Without the attrition—if Kimbrel could pitch all day every day—there would be no decision. Kimbrel’s manager would look very smart.

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Ben and Sam discuss the breaks that went the Royals' way in Game 6, then preview the final game of the 2014 season.

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Just 16 hours and 45 minutes from the moment I hit publish...

Damn it feels good to be a gangster.

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Ben and Sam discuss Joe Maddon's decision to opt out of his contract with Tampa Bay, then talk about other front-office comings and goings and Miguel Cabrera's surgery.

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Ben and Sam talk about the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, then discuss the baseball they watched over the weekend.

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The Giants take a one-game lead. One-game leads can be fleeting, but Madison Bumgarner's big-game reputation will not be.

This was written on a train, without benefit of an internet. Many details might be incorrect, but all are true.

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Ben and Sam banter about non-playoff news, then answer emails about postseason teams and search for the most exciting playoff games ever.

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Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the next three games of the World Series.

The following originally ran two years ago today. With two exceptionsthe seventh word of the piece, and the section on the woman in the Marlins jersey who turned out to be a dude in a Marlins jersey, and who we now know much, much more aboutit's just as true today, so we hope you'll enjoy it anew.

You will be spending the next two days with the AT&T crowd, so you might as well get to know who they are. While a stadium of 43,000 can hold countless types, the culture of the park can be pretty well summed up by just a few of them.

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Ben and Sam discuss the deceptive stats, mistaken managers, and rejuvenated Royals of World Series Game 2.

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