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04-17

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Pebble Hunting: Every Manager's Face: The New Guys
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Sam Miller

04-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 427: Owen Good on the Past, Present, and Future of Baseball Video Games
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines, 4/11
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Sam Miller

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 426: A Conversation with Cuba's Sabermetric Splinter Group
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-11

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Pebble Hunting: Your Five Favorite Players of 2014
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Sam Miller

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 425: The Costliest Injuries Suffered So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 424: Bonds vs. Trout and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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Pebble Hunting: Max Scherzer and the Sabermetric Approach to Pitching to the Count
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 423: Analyzing Early April Trends
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-07

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Pebble Hunting: It's Been One Week
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Sam Miller

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 422: Is Oakland's Ballpark an Embarrassment to Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-04

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BP Unfiltered: This Week's New Pitching Lines
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Sam Miller

04-04

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Pitches Thrown This Week
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Sam Miller

04-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 421: How Much Money Should Players Make?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 420: Yost, Replay, Porter, and PEDs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 419: The Return of the Mid-Week Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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Pebble Hunting: Bonds vs. Pedro, and More Fun with Batter-Pitcher Matchups
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Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 418: Jonah Keri on the Beginning, End, and Importance of the Expos
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 417: Baseball Banter for Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout vs. Felix Hernandez
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Sam Miller

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 416: Listener Emails: One Miguel Cabrera, Many Mike Trouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-28

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BP Daily Podcast: The 2014 Team Preview Podcast Compendium
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-28

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Pebble Hunting: BOOM! HERE COMES THE BOOM! READY OR NOT! HERE COMES THE BOYS FROM THE TIGERS!
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Sam Miller

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 415: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 414: 2014 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-26

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Pebble Hunting: What We Can Learn from the Expos
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Sam Miller

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 413: 2014 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 412: 2014 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

03-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 411: The Too Many Excellent Emails Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-21

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Pebble Hunting: The Simulated Seasons Where the Astros Make the Playoffs
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Sam Miller

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 410: 2014 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 409: 2014 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 408: 2014 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-18

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 407: 2014 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 406: The Answers You Seek
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-14

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Pebble Hunting: Sounding the Depths of Each Team's Rotation
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Sam Miller

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 405: 2014 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 404: 2014 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Complicated Decline of Brandon Phillips
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Sam Miller

03-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 403: 2014 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 402: 2014 Season Preview Series: Cincinnati Reds
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 401: Listen to Your Heart, and Also to These Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-07

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Pebble Hunting: Billy Hamilton, Usain Bolt, and Whether 90 Feet is Still Enough
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Sam Miller

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 400: 2014 Season Preview Series: New York Yankees
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 399: 2014 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-05

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Pebble Hunting: The Best GIFs of the 2014 Baseball Season
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Sam Miller

03-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 398: 2014 Season Preview Series: Milwaukee Brewers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-03

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Pebble Hunting: Mike Trout and the Meaning of $140 Million
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Andrelton Simmons, finishers who can't close, pitcher injuries, and more.

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March 14, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Sounding the Depths of Each Team's Rotation

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How bad will things get for your team when two starters go down?

The problem is, people get hurt. People get hurt, you’re going to expose your lack of depth. There just is no depth. There is no number six. If Joe Blanton pitches an inning this year it will be just a catastrophe for the Angels and I don’t knowShoemaker? Is that number six? Even in my ideal world I’m trying to figure out who is number six. Matt Welch, author of the Angels chapter in this year’s annual, on Effectively Wild.

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Ben and Sam preview the Angels' season with Matt Welch, and Nick talks to Los Angeles Times Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna (at 30:05).

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Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Mark Smith, and Nick talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley (at 24:34).

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March 12, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Complicated Decline of Brandon Phillips

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Why it's problematic to point out that a player isn't as good as he once was.

Brandon Phillips is declining. Around 13 years ago, his lung capacity began decreasing, and in another couple decades it will be half what it was when he was 20. He's losing neurons in his brain—up to 10,000 per day. Around the age of 30, his major organs began to lose function, and his muscles began to lose mass. His maximum attainable heart rate is dropping by a beat per year, and his capacity to pump blood is shrinking, too. The first symptoms of mild-moderate cognitive impairment often start around this time, slowing his brain's processing speed and affecting memory and attention.

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Ben and Sam preview the Rangers' season with Lana Berry, and Nick talks to Fort Worth Star-Telegram Rangers beat writer Jeff Wilson (at 26:14).

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds' season with Craig Fehrman, and Nick talks to Cincinnati Enquirer Reds beat writer John Fay (at 24:50).

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about MLBAM's new tracking technology and the future of scouting, nine-man rosters, baseball spoilers, and more.

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Is it time to bring back the Herb Washington-style dedicated pinch-sprinter?

We all have radical ideas that we’d like to see implemented: the all-reliever pitching staff, the perfectly optimized lineup, the corner outfielders swapping based on batter handedness, etc. Until somebody puts them into play, they’re just ideas. What Charlie Finley did, then, was a favor to us all: He took one of those ideas and put it in play. And when it failed, we got to move on. We never had to talk about it again. For once, a crazy idea tried, tested, and settled.

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Ben and Sam preview the Yankees' season with Emma Span, and Nick talks to Wall Street Journal Yankees beat writer Daniel Barbarisi (at 22:15).

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Ben and Sam preview the Mariners' season with Mike Curto, and Nick talks to Seattle Times Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish (at 26:49).

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A sneak preview of the coming year's highlight for each team.

AL West

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