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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, 2015 and 2016 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is the co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, about his experience running baseball operations for an independent minor-league team.

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07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 931: Cubs Add Aroldis, Chris Sale Slices Laundry
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 930: Dave Cameron's Semi-Responsible Trade Speculation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-22

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The GM Trade Game!
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Sam Miller and BP Staff

07-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 929: You Want it This Way
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 928: The Evolution of Umpire-Manager Arguments
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 927: The Twins Without Terry Ryan
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 926: Dealin' Dombrowski and the State of the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 925: Position Players the Projections Missed
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 924: Abducting the All-Stars
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 923: The Jerry Dipoto Report Card
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 922: What's a Wild Card Worth?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 921: Bow Before Shohei Otani
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-08

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Pebble Hunting: Kershaw vs. Harper: The Mistakes
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Sam Miller

07-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 920: Home Runs Have More Than Bounced Back
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 919: All-Star Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Baseball In Steamy Novels
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Sam Miller

07-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 918: One Word: Plastics
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Craig Goldstein and Sam Miller

07-03

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Prospectus Feature: But What If It Did Count?
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Sam Miller, Rian Watt and Meg Rowley

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: How To Celebrate A Walkoff Strikeout
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Sam Miller

06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 912: Three Teams on the Buy-or-Sell Bubble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 911: Good Knuckleballs, Bad Ballpark Deals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard
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Sam Miller

06-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 910: Mike Trout's Identical Twin
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 909: Vin Scully Meets Mount Rushmore
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 908: Remember the Rays?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 907: Root for the Home Team (To Lose By 5 or More Runs)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 906: Beware the Diamondbacks' Bench
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-16

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Pebble Hunting: Change The Minimum-Innings Threshold, Dangit
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 905: The Pitch-Clock Countdown Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 904: The Big Baseball Grab Bag
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 903: The Not-So-Surprising Standings
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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Pebble Hunting: The State of the Closer
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Sam Miller

06-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 902: The Names to Know from Draft Day One
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 901: The Best Candidates for Weird Defense
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 900: The Salvy Won't Save You Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!
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Sam Miller

06-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 899: The Padres' Points for Trying
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-07

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 'Mistakes', Chapter Two
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Sam Miller

06-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 898: The Expendable Ex-Superstars Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 897: Mark Simon on Fun Facts and The Yankees Index
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 896: Beware of Wearables?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 895: The Chain Letters Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 894: Lasers in the Outfield
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 893: Hello, Julio Urias
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 892: Carson Cistulli on Ranking Baseball's Broadcasts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 891: The Support Saberseminar Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 890: Ichiro, Kershaw, and Rich Hill's Contract Comparables
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 889: Three Aces in Distress
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 888: Meet the Minor Leagues' Latest Recruit
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam banter about Santos Saldivar and discuss Tim Lincecum's comeback, two player demotions, and the decline of the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Ben and Sam talk to Warren Friss, the founder of GameHedge, a new ticket vendor that promises to issue 50 percent refunds when the home team loses by five or more runs.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Diamondbacks' bench (literally), Johnny Cueto's varied deliveries, Zack Cozart's incredible power, the demise of David Wright, Ichiro and Rose, and Kershaw's unjust walks.

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Pitcher roles change, but what we think of as (statistically) a full season hasn't. This is bad and wrong.

One hundred and sixty-two innings was as good a number as any. By design—"provided that the pitcher has pitched at least as many innings in league championship games as the number of games scheduled for each club in his club’s league that season (MLB Rule 9.22(b))"—the number had a pleasing symmetry with the number of games in a season, which is one of baseball’s three or four most significant figures. And it worked. In 1962, for instance, there were 118 pitchers who started at least 10 games. A majority—58 percent—reached 162 innings. A supermajority (70.1 percent) of pitchers who started at least 15 games did; 80 percent of pitchers who started at least 20 did. If you were a starter, the minimum-innings threshold recognized you.

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Clayton Kershaw has walked seven batters this year, which might be too many.

Clayton Kershaw just walked his seventh batter of the season:

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Ben and Sam banter about Dodgers injuries, home run derbies, and the new TV show Braindead, and answer listener emails about intimidation tactics, scouting trade targets, baseball's best commercial breaks, and more.

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Ben and Sam banter about a wide range of topics, including Ray Searage and the struggling Pirates pitching staff; the pitcher home run derby; rehabilitating Ben Cherington; the amazing Matt Shoemaker; Clayton Kershaw; crowd chants, and a bad fun fact.

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Ben and Sam do an all-banter episode about the standings through the first 40 percent of the season, Yordano Ventura's suspension, and the unchanging closer role.

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Is anybody doing anything interesting, or are we all just waiting for the apocalypse?

The Oakland A’s started the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1973 World Series ahead 5-1. There is video of this. Rollie Fingers is on the mound. The great A’s relief ace is already the great A’s relief ace by this point. He was an All-Star in ’73, his 1.92 ERA the fifth best in baseball (minimum 50 innings; third best minimum 100). He saved 22 games, third-most in baseball. He had pitched in six of the seven World Series games, for a total of 12 2/3 innings as John Milner worked him to a 3-2 count leading off the ninth in Game 7. Milner pulls the pitch foul, and that’s when the video of Game 7 cuts off. The final half-inning of that game doesn't appear to exist online.

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Ben and Sam talk to Baseball Prospectus draft expert Christopher Crawford about what went down on day one of the amateur draft.

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Ben, Sam and FanGraphs writer August Fagerstrom banter about the allure of Kelly Johnson and the Indians' plan for winning without Michael Brantley, then talk about big league candidates for untried defensive alignments.

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Ben and Sam banter about the brawl between the Orioles and Royals, then answer listener emails about Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester, beating the shift, and how bad they would be at calling balls and strikes.

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