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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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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

07-15

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The State of Prospectus
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Sam Miller

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 492: Revisiting April Aberrations
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 491: Improving All-Star Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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Pebble Hunting: How to Gamble on the Home Run Derby
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Sam Miller

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 490: Announcements and Aces
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Defensive Game of June
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Sam Miller

07-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 489: Statcast's Impact on Player Evaluation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 488: Only the Finest Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 487: Ballplayers Say the Darndest Things
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 486: Jason Parks on the Top 50 Prospects in Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-07

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Pebble Hunting: Why Do Teams Pitch to Trout?
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Sam Miller

07-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 483: Made Possible By Listeners Like You
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 482: The Astros' Leaked Trade Talks
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 481: The Next Unwritten Rules
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-30

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Pebble Hunting: Sean Doolittle Gets Scarier
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Sam Miller

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 480: The David Price Trading Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: On Seeing Two No-Hitters in Person in One Week
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Sam Miller

06-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 479: A Move Each Contender Should Make
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-26

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Pebble Hunting: The [Your Team Name Here] Way Power Rankings
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Sam Miller

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 478: All the Questions of a Thousand Dreams
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 477: When Does a GM Deserve to Be Fired?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 476: How Far Should MLB Go to Protect Players?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 475: What Baseball Could Borrow from Soccer's Structure
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw and the Fan In Black
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Sam Miller

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
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Sam Miller

06-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 474: The Rest-of-Season Projections Test
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 473: Never Stop Asking Questions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 472: The Greatness of Gwynn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 471: The All-MLB.TV Team
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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Pebble Hunting: The 16 Hottest Teams in Baseball
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Over at Fox Sports' Just A Bit Outside, I wrote a piece today on Team MVPs—not just those semi-official things that BBWAA chapters hand out, but the wholly unofficial "So'n So is Our MVP" claims that managers, players and beat writers will sometimes make. It is, I argue in the piece, the most chaotic and desperate circle of baseball debate, but it also has a long history and a certain consistency to it. I broke down the six and a half categories of Team MVP rebellion.

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Ben and Sam banter about Andrelton Simmons' defense and stars playing through injuries, then assess how willing each contender should be to make a major move.

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Looking at a player who wasn't in the BP Annual but is contributing this year.

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Ben and Sam banter about unwritten rules, then discuss the Angels-Padres trade, Oakland's ingeniousness, and a few other subjects.

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On the podcast's second anniversary, Ben and Sam banter about several subjects, then talk about what they would include in a team's instructional manual.

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The Mets wanted to have a Way, but might never have found it.

When we reviewed every team's Way a couple weeks ago, we found a reference to a Way by every team but one: The Mets. No Mets Way. No Met Way. Just no Way.

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Ben and Sam banter about the All-Star Game and answer listener emails about All-Stars vs. Snubs, overly long-term contracts, teaming up on Trout, and more.

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July 16, 2014 6:00 am

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Putting the focus on the focus on Jeter, and other All-Star observations.

One of our writers, Craig Goldstein, had an idea for the All-Star game that we didn’t get to, though I thought it had some merit: Which All-Star games have “belonged” to which players? Last year’s “belonged” to Mariano Rivera, for instance. Cal Ripken’s final game “belonged” to Cal Ripken, and so on. This year’s belonged to Derek Jeter like nothing in baseball has ever belonged to anything else. Bud Selig’s retirement was limited to a two-question commercial-break interruption. Tony Gwynn’s death was not even mentioned, not once. Neither was the death of Ralph Kiner. There was no aside noting that Tim McCarver was enjoying retirement after calling more All-Star games with Joe Buck than any broadcast duo in history. This was all Jeter’s.

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Why, despite losing Ben, we're as excited as ever about the future of Baseball Prospectus.

So now we've done that: the first issue of Baseball Prospectus since 2012 that was not edited by Ben Lindbergh. Still pretty good, right? We had some great prospects coverage, thick fantasy insight, a penetrating interview with Travis d’Arnaud, a podcast, some laughs. Analysis looking back, analysis looking forward. A slate of articles Ben would be proud of.

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Ben and Sam revisit their discussion of early-season statistics to see whether potential trends held up.

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Ben and Sam talk to Zachary Levine about ways that Major League Baseball could make All-Star week better.

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You fool.

So you want to bet on the Home Run Derby. Some people would judge you for that. I’m one of those people. Totally judging over here. But I do plenty of things that I could be judged for, so I won’t judge you for being judged. We’re all a little judgeable.

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