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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0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 563: October Off-Day Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
21 Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 562: How Kansas City Evened the Series by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 561: What the Royals Look Like When They're Losing by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1 by Sam Miller
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 560: Grant Brisbee Still Isn't Sick of the World Series by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium by Sam Miller
7 Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals by Sam Miller
46 Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 559: Andy McCullough is Too Busy To Bask by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 558: Mike Matheny Ruins a Perfectly Good Podcast by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 557: Ned Yost's Mid-October Evolution by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
13 Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 556: Andrew Friedman Makes His Move, and the Royals Roll On by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3 by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 555: Doug Thorburn on Postseason Pitchers with Problems by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
7 Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2 by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 554: Observations from Another Wild Weekend by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews by Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 553: Rob Neyer on Sabermetric Broadcasts and October Baseball by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
14 Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles by Sam Miller
4 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 552: Your Playoff-Related Emails, Answered by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 551: Debating Postseason Unpredictability and Decisive Game Fours by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 550: An NLDS Progress Report by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 549: ALDS Postmortems and the Rest of Baseball's Big Weekend by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews by R.J. Anderson and Sam Miller
3 Playoff Prospectus: 20 Bad Josh Hamilton Swings: ALDS Game 2 by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 548: How Game Ones Were Won, Plus NLDS Discussion by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Royals 3, Angels 2 by Sam Miller
8 Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. Royals by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 547: The ALDS Discussion Show by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Recap by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 546: The Wildest Wild Card Game by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 Pebble Hunting: The '80' Pitches In This Year's Postseason by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 545: The AL Play-In Game Preview Show by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 544: Cole, Altuve, and Other Season-Ending Excitement by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
8 Pebble Hunting: The Padres' Sad Team Leaders by Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 543: The GM-for-Top-Prospect Trade by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 542: Our Biggest Mistakes of the Season (So Far) by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 541: The Invisible Shift, Chipper vs. Jeter, and Other Listener Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
8 Pebble Hunting: Spoiler: Spoiling Spoiled by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 540: The Braves Fire Frank Wren by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 539: Instant Replay and the Pennant Race by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 538: Nate Silver, By Popular Demand by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 536: Manager Challenges, MVP Pitchers, and Other Exciting Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 535: Reassessing the Retirement Tour by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 534: Ned Yost, Clayton Kershaw, and Russell Martin's Most Shape by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Week 2) by Sam Miller
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 533: Life in an Indy League by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
Ben and Sam banter about non-playoff news, then answer emails about postseason teams and search for the most exciting playoff games ever. 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 exceptions — the 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 about — it'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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October 23, 2014 10:54 am
Ben and Sam discuss the deceptive stats, mistaken managers, and rejuvenated Royals of World Series Game 2.
October 22, 2014 12:24 pm
Ben and Sam discuss James Shields, Madison Bumgarner, and what World Series Game 1 reminded us about the Royals.
October 22, 2014 12:51 am
Madison Bumgarner keeps building his legend, while the Royals' game got thoroughly botched.
Ben and Sam talk to McCovey Chronicles author Grant Brisbee about the World Series and the Giants' recent run.
Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the first two games of the World Series.
October 21, 2014 12:01 am
The Royals have the speed, the Giants have the skipper, and both teams have momentum in an unlikely World Series matchup.
On July 28th, the Giants were four games behind the Dodgers, the Royals were five behind the Tigers, and
put their PECOTA combined odds of winning the World Series at 4 percent. Neither was a preseason favorite to win the division, neither won the division, neither won 90 games, neither has an MVP candidate or a candidate. Neither team's manager will win manager of the year, and neither will be the favorite to win a division going into next year's season. They are a combined 16-2 against the postseason gantlet, and PECOTA puts their combined odds of winning the World Series at 100 percent. Cy Young Read the full article... The commissioner's lasting legacy isn't randomness and meaningless. It's a more fair world.
For all the excitement of this postseason’s individual games, there is
a fairly common sentiment out there that something sucks about a system so random that sub-par teams get to fluke their way to the World Series, thus stripping the season of its power to make sure the best teams are rewarded. Why play a long season and then reduce the championship to coin flips? Why continually expand postseason until every champ resembles Chris Moneymaker? Zachary Levine foretold this postseason in his epitaph for Bud Selig, written in August:
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Ben and Sam talk to Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Andy McCullough about the World Series and covering the Royals.
Ben and Sam discuss NLCS Game Five and respond to Mike Matheny's post-game comments in real time.
Ben and Sam discuss Ned Yost's evolving tactics and Wednesday's Game Fours.