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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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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

07-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 503: Listener Emails of Future Past
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

07-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 502: Andrelton, Astros, and Independent Leagues
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 501: News from the Hall of Fame Front
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Unfiltered: Every Yu/You Headline On MLB.com Game Stories
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Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 500: The Somewhat Special 500th Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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BP Unfiltered: The Battered Bastards of Baseball is Not Good
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Sam Miller

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 499: Yesterday, All Your Emails Were So Far Away
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Unfiltered: The Baseball Fan's Guide to the Summer of New Yorker
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Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 498: The Astros' Draft Postmortem
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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Transaction Analysis: Headley Chased
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Sam Miller, Mike Gianella and Jeff Moore

07-22

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BP Unfiltered: Your Team MVP Bingo Ballot
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Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 497: The Trade Deadline Desperation Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-21

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BP Unfiltered: Very Important Player We Missed: Odrisamer Despaigne
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Sam Miller

07-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 496: The Q&A Episode
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 495: What We Would Put in Our Player Manuals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-17

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BP Unfiltered: The Long-Forgotten Mets Way
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Sam Miller

07-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 493: Listener Emails for Your Off-Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-16

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Pebble Hunting: This Time, We Count
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam talk to Yahoo! Sports columnist Jeff Passan about Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred.

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August 15, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems

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Are the Diamondbacks screwing up pitchers? And is our usual approach to those questions the right one?

I remember on Opening Day, when Brandon McCarthy was facing the Giants, and it seemed like he might just be the Cy Young front-runner. He struck out all three batters in the first. He got the Giants in order on seven pitches in the second. His curveball was lethal, and his fastball

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Justin Verlander's woes, switch-pitchers, empty averages, and more.

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Ben and Sam discuss what baseball lost because of the 1994 strike.

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August 12, 2014 6:32 am

Pebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' Collapse

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Is it better to be good or young?

Two years and two months ago, the Rangers looked so invincible that it inspired me to write about the ways that seemingly invincible civilizations nevertheless collapse. Of the seven that I attempted to apply, a case could be made that five are relevant to the Rangers:

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Sam and Craig Goldstein bring on Wendy Thurm to talk about a big ruling out of New York that could affect MLB's television territories and blackouts.

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Ben and Sam discuss the factors that have led to the Texas Rangers' disastrous season.

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August 8, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014

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Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg

Thursday's recaps and the weekend preview from, well, basically the entire staff

The Thursday Takeaway
Not much separates the Tigers, A’s, and Angels this year, so every little advantage might help in October. With an 83 percent chance of winning its division entering play Thursday, one edge the Tigers will likely have is a relatively stress-free march from here to October. While the A’s (60 percent division odds) and the Angels (39 percent) will be beating each other into a pulp, the Tigers should be able to use the final two months to, for instance, rest Miguel Cabrera, as they did Thursday for just the second time all season. And they can start to think seriously about such October questions as: Would we really move Justin Verlander to the bullpen to make room for Rick Porcello?

Verlander pitched Wednesday and had one of his finest starts of the year, going seven innings while allowing two runs, striking out five, and walking one. Porcello, facing the same club in the same inhospitable pitching environment, bettered him Thursday, going seven innings while allowing one run, striking out five, and walking nobody. The effort lowered his season ERA to 3.09 and improved his team-best ERA+.


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Ben and Sam discuss San Diego's hiring of A.J. Preller and what they would look for in a general manager.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about timing trades, breaking news, outlawing headhunting, prospect debuts, and more.

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August 6, 2014 6:00 am

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

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Javier Baez made his major-league debut Tuesday. He swung hard.

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Ben and Sam talk to ESPN Chicago contributor Sahadev Sharma about the arrival of Javier Baez and the future of the Cubs.

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