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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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02-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 813: Changing the Strike Zone Responsibly
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 811: 2016 Comeback Player Predictions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 810: The Empty Average Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 809: The 2016 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

02-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 808: The BP Annual Guessing Game
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 807: Daren Willman Previews Statcast Season Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 806: How Quickly Chemistry Can Change
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 805: How Much is That World Series in the Window?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 804: The Offseason Odds Movers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 803: Coin-Flip Friday
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 802: The Podcast We Put Away Wet
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 801: The Big-Contract Catch-Up
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-20

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Pebble Hunting: Flame of Thrown
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Sam Miller

01-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 800: Kieran Powell on Converting from Cricket
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 799: Andy McCullough Defends the Fourth Estate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-18

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Internet Baseball Awards: Fin
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Sam Miller

01-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 798: The Baseball Amicus Brief
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 797: How to Have the Trout Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 796: Podcasting Under Pressure
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 795: The State of the Central Address
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Scioscia About Face
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Sam Miller

01-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 794: Belated Barry Bonds Banter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 793: The Emergency Mailbag Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 792: What We Learned from This Year's Hall of Fame Voting
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 791: Brewster's Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 790: The Non-Hilarious Haren
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 789: Premature Takes on the Kenta Maeda Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-31

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Best of BP 2015: Baseball's Seven Wonders: Rickey Henderson's OBP
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Sam Miller

12-29

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Best of BP 2015: Forty Minutes In Houston: ALDS Game 4
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Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 788: The Deepest Mailbag Dive
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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Best of BP 2015: One Particular View of Kris Bryant's Home Run
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Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 787: He Knows if Your Hall of Fame Ballot Has Been Bad or Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 786: The Longest-Awaited Listener Email Answers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 785: The Tantalizing 2018 Free Agent Class
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-15

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BP Announcements: Sam Miller on Hang Up and Listen (podcast)
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Baseball Prospectus and Sam Miller

12-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 784: The Cubs Are Kinda Good
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 783: The Astros Get Giles, and a Heyward Hypothetical
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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Sam Miller

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 782: Shelby Miller Madness, and a Zobrist-Castro Comparison
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 781: Are Teams Going Overboard in the Bullpen?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 780: Good Pitchers Go West
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 779: Meet Major League Hitters' Newest Nightmare
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 778: Your Best Emails, with a Special Surprise(d) Guest
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 777: The Pun-Free David Price Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 776: One Man's Winter Meetings Saga
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 775: The Happ/Zimmermann Contract Conundrums
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-30

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Pebble Hunting: Everything Is Now Super, 2015
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Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 774: The Thanksgiving Emails Episode the World Didn't Want You to Hear
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 773: The Aroldis Chapman Trade Discussion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 772: Slide Rules, Innings Limits, and Cano Contracts Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam banter about Serial and basketball, then discuss the Astros-Phillies trade and Jason Heyward.

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What one small decision might tell us about the people who make it.

Over at Fox Sports, I wrote about the patterns that show up in different HOF voter types. Like, people who vote for Bonds almost always also vote for Clemens. That’s the obvious one, but there are all sorts of other interesting ways you can predict who a voter will vote for based on who else they voted for. Go read The Three People You Meet In Hall of Fame Voting.

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Ben and Sam discuss the Shelby Miller trade between the Diamondbacks and Braves, and the Cubs' Starlin Castro trade and Ben Zobrist signing.

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Ben and Sam banter about Hall of Fame voting and David Price, then talk about the recent trend toward teams acquiring multiple elite late-inning relievers.

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Ben and Sam banter about David Price and Ryan Madson and discuss the Zack Greinke and Jeff Samardzija signings.

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Ben and Sam talk to BP author Chris Mosch about the newest innovation in defensive positioning: the outfield shift.

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Ben and Sam banter about rumors, answer emails about reclamation projects, a free-agent A-Rod, secret contracts, no-trade clauses, and more, and speak to someone who's not expecting their call.

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Ben and Sam banter about the Tony Cruz trade and then discuss a slightly (but only slightly!) more momentous move, the Red Sox signing David Price.

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Ben and Sam talk to Andre Archimbaud, whose experience at the 2002 Winter Meetings, just before Moneyball blew up, was chronicled in Josh Lewin's book, Getting in the Game.

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Ben and Sam discuss the perplexities of the J.A. Happ and Jordan Zimmermann signings.

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The press conference that changes everything.

Good morning, and thank you all for being here today. We are extremely excited to introduce this man sitting beside me today, and to bring him—and his beautiful wife—into our organization. It has been a long and arduous past four years—disastrous, even—but that’s how baseball goes sometimes. It’s a game of failure. You can fail seven out of 10 times and still be Felipe Paulino. Today, though, marks a new direction and a new era for this organization.

(Note: All real quotes from real press conferences:)

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Ben and Sam banter about troublesome software (for some reason), then answer emails about constructing sensible trades, solving moral hazard, subbing for Andrelton Simmons, and what makes free agents happy.

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