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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Ben and Sam discuss their schedule and answer emails about rebellious players, pitching to contact, coaching catchers, and more. The worst team in baseball used to have the best farm system in baseball. Here's how it played out.
The Brewers have the worst record in baseball and appear to be at the bitter end of their contention cycle. Eleven years ago, it started with the best farm system in baseball. This piece originally ran on Feb. 8, 2013.
In three weeks or so,
Jason Parks is going to publish his organizational rankings. Rankings like these, prospect writers will remind you, are a snapshot. They capture reality at a particular moment, the publication upon which that reality immediately shifts into something slightly different or significantly different. There’s no permanent truth for prospects. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam banter about Sonoma Stompers Opening Day, then discuss the early returns from some of the winter's biggest blockbusters.
Ben and Sam talk to BP Director of Technology Harry Pavlidis about his recent discoveries about game-calling and our new understanding of what catchers are worth.
Ben and Sam banter about home runs and a Dan Jennings quote, then discuss some oddities of baseball's replay and appeal rules.
Ben, Sam, and Dan Brooks banter about Saber Seminar, then answer listener emails about pine tar, the meaning of the middle of the order, and throwing back home runs.
Ben and Sam banter about Dan Jennings, then attempt to explain Stephen Strasburg's perplexing season.
Ben and Sam banter about earthquakes, Tim Lincecum, and baseball nightmares, then talk to Dan Rozenson about Bryce Harper.
Ben and Sam banter about the Marlins' unorthodox managerial move, Play Index about doubles, and answer emails about innings counts, sabermetric milestones, and more.
Ben and Sam talk to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik about his new book, Big Data Baseball.
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How Rickey Henderson stayed the best in the world at one crucial baseball skill, well into his 40s.
Ben and Sam banter about Bryce Harper, then talk about what Barry Bonds could have contributed to or cost a baseball team in 2008.