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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 and 2015 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is a contributor to ESPN the Magazine.

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04-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 664: The Brawling Royals and the Remarkable Mets
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 663: Your Mostly Excellent Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 662: Michael Schur on Metacommentary 10 Years After Fire Joe Morgan's First Post
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 661: How Different is Baseball in 2015?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Unfiltered: To Answer Your Question About Performance After Intentional Walks
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Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 660: The Weekend-Long A's-Royals Rumble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 659: The Making of the Modern General Manager
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 658: Playoff Odds Changes and the Meaning in Small Samples
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 657: The Switching Cities, Dealing Draft Picks, and Trading Divisions Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 656: How to Pick Breakout Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 655: Lester vs. Hamilton: The Pickoff Culmination
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 654: How to Talk About Offense in 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 653: The First Sign of Statcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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Pebble Hunting: Every Team Gets One Do-Over
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 652: Revenue, Run Differential, and Ways to Win Now
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 651: How Extensions Lost Their Intrigue
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Unfiltered: A Story About Baseball and a Father and Son I've Never Met
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Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 650: Hamilton, Lester, and Preller's Latest Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 649: Our Most-Anticipated Storylines of 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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Pebble Hunting: Watching The Worst Game of 2014
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Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 648: The No-Tommy-John Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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Every Team's Moneyball: Los Angeles Angels: Ask First, Pitch Later
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Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 647: The Baseball Ethics Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: One Post, 30 Team Preview Podcasts
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 646: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Case For Shaming the Cubs
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Sam Miller

03-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 644: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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Every Team's Moneyball: Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden Snakes
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Sam Miller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 643: 2015 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 642: The Gambling, Brackets, and Bonds Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Unfiltered: Which Position Would Win A Tournament of Positions?
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Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 641: 2015 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 640: 2015 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 639: 2015 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 638: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 637: The Interviews, Ejections, and Injuries Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-18

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BP Unfiltered: More On This Week's Play Index
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Sam Miller

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 636: 2015 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-17

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Pebble Hunting: Would Pedro Martinez Have Gone Undefeated?
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Sam Miller

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 635: 2015 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 634: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-12

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BP Unfiltered: The Most Volatile Starting Rotations, the Least Volatile Starters
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Sam Miller

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 633: 2015 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 632: Super-Rotations Revisited, Perplexing Projections, and Other Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 631: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun Fact
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Sam Miller

03-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 630: 2015 Team Preview Series: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 629: 2015 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

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Ben and Sam banter about time of game and Jon Lester, then discuss what to do with the first release of Statcast data.

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April 9, 2015 11:30 am

Pebble Hunting: Every Team Gets One Do-Over

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What if every team could undo one move? If baseball teams were different, how different would they be?

This is a long article to set up another article six months from now to try to answer the question of how often a pennant race turns on one move.

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Felix Hernandez is so young.

This originally ran in August 2012; updated for Felix's birthday.

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Ben and Sam banter about Doug Melvin's extension talks and then answer listener emails about run differential, the players' portion of revenue, Kris Bryant, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about pace and time of game and then discuss why the structures of player extensions haven't evolved.

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Overanalyzing a father's beautiful book inscription.

Fifteen years ago, in a used book store in Madison, Andrew found a copy of Roger Angell's Late Innings. There was an inscription in it, addressed to Andy—which, at the time, is the name Andrew went by. He loved that inscription, and a few weeks ago he sent it to us. Let's read that inscription, and then let's talk for a minute:

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Ben and Sam have an all-banter episode for Opening Day, discussing Jon Lester's lack of pickoff attempts, the Angels' statements about Josh Hamilton, and the Padres-Braves Craig Kimbrel trade.

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Ben and Sam update the results of their ongoing contests, bemoan the predictions process, and discuss the storylines they're looking forward to this season.

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A reminder about baseball.

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Ben, Sam, and guests Doug Thorburn and Jeff Zimmerman draft the pitchers they think will make the most starts and avoid Tommy John surgery in the next calendar year.

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The diverse and carefully constructed bullpen of GM and former reliever Jerry Dipoto.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: two AL teams! Projected division winners Angels and their diverse bullpen of specific pieces, plus the Red Sox and their collection of same-position hitters.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about whether we should talk about teams' use of stats, whether injury research should be shared, how to break up with a team, and more.

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