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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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09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 538: Nate Silver, By Popular Demand
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-19

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Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks
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Sam Miller

09-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 536: Manager Challenges, MVP Pitchers, and Other Exciting Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 535: Reassessing the Retirement Tour
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 534: Ned Yost, Clayton Kershaw, and Russell Martin's Most Shape
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Week 2)
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Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 533: Life in an Indy League
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Defensive Game of August
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Sam Miller

09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 532: Marc Carig on the Mystifying Mets
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Pebble Hunting: Pitchers Live For the Applause-plause
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Sam Miller

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 531: Emails and Talk About Tanking
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 530: Predicting the Comeback Players of 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Part 1)
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Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 529: Do Fans Know Better Than Major League Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Pebble Hunting: The Nearby Faraway
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Sam Miller

09-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 528: David Epstein on Nature, Nurture, and Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 527: The Roster Expansion Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 526: The Most Predictable Lineups of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 525: Oakland's Swoon and the AL West Race
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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Pebble Hunting: This Article Mentions Fehlandt Lentini
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Sam Miller

08-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 524: Deep Thoughts About Beating the Shift
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 523: The Bo and Baez Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 522: The Season's Best Unsung Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 521: The Rusney Castillo Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 520: Garrett Richards and the Most Pivotal Pain of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 519: The Crack of the Bat and Other Research
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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Pebble Hunting: You Lie!
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Sam Miller

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 518: Your Emails Mean Business
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 517: The MVP Conversation Conversation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 516: What You Missed at Saber Seminar
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 515: Jeff Passan on How the Commissioner Got Made
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems
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Sam Miller

08-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 514: A Podcast for Your Thoughts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 513: The 1994 Strike Season Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' Collapse
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Sam Miller

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 512: TV Blackouts Will Rot Your Brain
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Sam Miller and Craig Goldstein

08-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 511: Diagnosing the Rangers' Downfall
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-08

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What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014
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Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 509: How to Hire a GM
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 508: Emails Wicked This Way Come
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Non-Scout's Guide To Javier Baez
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Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 507: Javier Baez's Call-Up and What's to Come for the Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 506: Are Prospects Depreciating?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

08-01

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BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works
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Sam Miller

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 505: Dissecting Trade Deadline Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 504: Lester, Lackey, and the Red Sox as Sellers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Part 1: Michael Jordan gets to play.

When the strike halted the 1994 season, it cancelled any possibility that Michael Jordan would be a September call-up for the White Sox that year. We'll never know whether he would have been called up, and we'll never know how he would have done if he had been. PECOTA, on the other hand, knows everything. We ran PECOTA to find out what Jordan might have done in September that year. We will play out that month, using PECOTA as a guide. Here's part 1, covering Sept. 1 through Sept. 6.

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Ben and Sam banter about September call-ups and game length, then discuss whether MLB and its owners are acting in the long-term interests of the sport.

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Right in your neighborhood, there is a team operating on the periphery of professional baseball.

In early August, an independent league team called the San Rafael Pacifics played a team from nearby Pittsburg, California, called the Mettle. The last-place Mettle are owned and coached by former big leaguer Wayne Franklin, who (at age 40) is also the team’s ace starter, sort of—he leads the league in innings pitched, by far, yet has the second worst ERA. (He rarely takes himself out. In his last start, he allowed 11 runs in a complete game.) In left field for the Pacifics was Eric Byrnes, the Eric Byrnes, out of retirement for two games to raise money for charity. Byrnes’ bat was slow and he had become a two-true-outcomes hitter, walks and strikeouts, but he sprinted all over the outfield, wandering far into F-8 territory because every ball he caught sent $500 to a veterans group. It all sounds like a lark, but anchoring the whole thing to reality was an honest pennant race.

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Ben and Sam talked to David Epstein, author of The Sports Gene, about whether women will make the majors, whether Babe Ruth could compete today, whether genetics explain injury rates, and more.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about expanded rosters, waiver claims, hidden perfect games, and more.

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September 3, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups

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Alex Guerrero finally gets his second at-bat, Taijuan Walker arrives just in time, Joe Saunders' brand new thing, and the non-prospect who just keeps hitting.

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Ben and Sam discuss which lineups have deviated from preseason projections by the most, and what it means.

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Ben and Sam talk to Jason Wojciechowski about how Oakland's lead evaporated and how the AL West will be won.

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August 29, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: This Article Mentions Fehlandt Lentini

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Teams need fast guys in September. Here's who the contenders should use.

Last year, the best/my favorite transaction of the season came in late August: “Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent CF Freddy Guzman to a minor league contract.” Guzman was 32, had most recently appeared in the majors in 2009, had a career OPS+ of 42, and was at the time playing in Mexico, where his teammates included Esteban Loaiza (41 years old), Ruben Rivera (39) and Ruben Mateo (35). I liked this move so much that Ben Lindbergh and I devoted an entire podcast episode to it.

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Ben and Sam banter about the latest in Andrelton Simmons defense, then discuss why hitters don't often go the other way against the defensive shift.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about bat speed, umpire bias, and error bars and then Play Index about Javier Baez and Bo Jackson.

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Ben and Sam banter about balls and strikes and then discuss 2014's top transactions relative to the amount of attention they received at the time.

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