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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has written for two Baseball Prospectus annuals and co-edited the 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is the co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, about his experience running baseball operations for an independent minor-league team.

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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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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09-23

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09-23

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09-23

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Pebble Hunting: That's The Way I Like It And I'll Never Get Bored
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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

09-22

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Pebble Hunting: The Great Big 'Beat PECOTA' Wrap
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09-22

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09-22

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09-22

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The Best of Sam Miller
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09-21

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09-21

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09-21

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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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 954: Two Inside Looks at Minor League Life
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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

08-26

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Pebble Hunting: A Sense Of Where You Are
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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

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Meet the Guy Who Struck Out 25 in Nine Innings, Sort Of
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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

08-11

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Pebble Hunting: The Saddest Age-27 Seasons of 2016
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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 Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-10

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Pebble Hunting: Somebody Is About To Strike Out 25 Batters In Nine Innings
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08-09

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Pebble Hunting: We're Boring About Ace Relief Performances
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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 Unfiltered: Let's Always Know The Longest Baseball Play [Updated!]
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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

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: Richer Get Rich
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Sam Miller, Christopher Crawford, Patrick Dubuque, Craig Goldstein and Wilson Karaman

08-01

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Pebble Hunting: A Prayer For Daniel Hudson
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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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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 930: Dave Cameron's Semi-Responsible Trade Speculation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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The GM Trade Game!
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Sam Miller and BP Staff

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 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

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Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands at the World Series this weekend.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on October 30, 2015.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

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Throwing paper airplanes is big at ballparks. Where did the planes come from, and what do they signify?

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 22, 2013.

Game story template: Clever juxtaposition, personal detail, pun, or fun fact; summary of what happened in the game (winner, key performance); nut graf putting larger significance of win/loss into context; quote from manager; transition into chronological description, over course of a few paragraphs, of game’s action, perhaps interspersed with quotes from relevant players; quote from pitcher/offensive hero/Torii Hunter; description of the paper airplanes in the stadium; conclusion.

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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

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Someday, somebody will suggest fixing baseball by putting a pit on the field, and we will be prepared.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 27, 2012.

It’s not a question of if Major League Baseball is going to add a pit to the field, but a question of where they should add a pit to the field. For maximum LOLs and so on. That’s what this is about. It’s about where the funniest place to put a pit would be, were you to decide to put a pit on the baseball field.

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On being grateful for surprises.

Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds have traditionally been based on 50,000 simulations of the season, but this year we wanted to say we did one million, so we did one million. Out of those one million simulations, we pretty much had the whole world of possibilities covered: We had a simulation where the A’s won 107 games, and one where the Cubs won 58. We had a simulation where the Phillies, Reds, Rockies, Padres, and Nationals are repping the NL in the playoffs. We had simulations where your favorite team won 100 games, where they lost 100 games, where they won the division by one, where they lost the division by one, where they’re playing a Game 163 to break a tie, where the manager got fired in mid-May, where the manager is the Manager of the Year, where they got the first pick in the draft and where they got to ride through your favorite team’s city’s downtown wearing t-shirts that refer to whatever obnoxious inside-meme carried them through a magical October run. We had seasons where that obnoxious meme was the nonsensical slogan Call The Cows Home, and where that obnoxious meme was a viral Vine of a breakdancing rabbit, and where that obnoxious meme was the team’s shared affection for The Great British Bake Off, and where that obnoxious meme was a fat suit that the catcher would wear during post-game interviews. We had seasons where they didn’t wear meme-displaying t-shirts in the parade, but meme-displaying coveralls. We had seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of locusts, and seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of cicadas. We had a lot of seasons.

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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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The results of our preseason experiment in expectations and perception.

Earlier this year, we released PECOTA projections for every major-league baseball player, and then I asked you to beat those projections. The instructions were simple: Find players you thought PECOTA was too optimistic on, and bet the under; find players you thought PECOTA was too pessimistic on, and bet the over. We called it a game and I promised to learn something from it. Here we are nearing the end of the season, so I’ll fulfill my obligation presently.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on May 16, 2016.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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Exactly what the headline says.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on December 24, 2013.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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How Mark Reynolds fooled us all.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on January 18, 2013.

Mark Reynolds, the stories said, was born to play baseball. He could hit 40-plus home runs in a season, or he could steal 20-plus bags in a season, or he could even do both simultaneously. He was a Big Bat who could help almost any fan’s team.

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

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What's the maximum attention span of a baseball fan?

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 15, 2013.

I feel like we've been dancing around this for a while. The Tweeters at AT&T Park. The probably dead A's fan. All of these people. It's pretty clear that loads of people attend baseball games but nobody actually watches baseball games.

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