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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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12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 590: How Much Should Minor Leaguers Make?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 588: The Emails That the Winter Meetings Didn't Want You to Hear
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 587: Valuing Draft Picks Inappropriately, the Marlins' Sincerity, and Boston's Low-Strike Strategy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 586: The Winter Meetings Moves We Missed
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: Santana and Morales, One Year Later
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Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 585: The Winter Meetings So Far
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: What's Plan A?
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Sam Miller

12-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 584: Is Billy Beane Bad for Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 583: What the Braves, Red Sox, and Dodgers are Doing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Negotiating Nick Markakis' Defense
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Sam Miller and Nick Shlain

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 582: Pablo Sandoval's Special Skill, Your Special Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Predictable Nelson Cruz Signing, the Predictable Nelson Cruz
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Sam Miller

12-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 581: The Mysterious Josh Donaldson Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 580: Don't Leave Home Without Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Do Whatever They Want
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Sam Miller and Ben Carsley

11-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 579: Chase Headley, Pablo Sandoval, and the Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 578: The Free-Agent Contract Over/Under Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 577: Backloaded Contracts and Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 576: Martin to Toronto and the Atlanta-St. Louis Swap
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 575: The Giancarlo Stanton Extension
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: When $325 Million Is An Easy Decision
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Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 574: The Cubs' Unparallelled Prospects
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Baseball's Seven Wonders
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Sam Miller

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 573: Free Agents, Front-Office Surveys, and Other Incisive Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-11

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BP Unfiltered: Grading the 'MLB Executive' Predictions, 2012 and 2013
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Sam Miller

11-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 572: How the World Series Odds Will Look Different on Opening Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 571: Thoughts on a Thin Free-Agent Market
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 570: The Offseason's First Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-05

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Pebble Hunting: Nelson Cruz is Same, Different
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Sam Miller

11-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 569: The Yankees and Free Agency
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 568: Postseason Lessons and Legacies
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 567: Game 7, from Start to Finish
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: The Giants Win The World Series, Again
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: The Reason Bumgarner Should Start (Even Though He Won't)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 566: Game 6 Analysis and Game 7 Game Plans
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 7 Preview
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Sam Miller

10-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 565: Joe Maddon Moves On
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 564: The Weekend in World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: Mad Cool
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Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 563: October Off-Day Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of AT&T Park
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Sam Miller

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 562: How Kansas City Evened the Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 561: What the Royals Look Like When They're Losing
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: The Other Royals: World Series Game 1
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Sam Miller

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 560: Grant Brisbee Still Isn't Sick of the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Pebble Hunting: An Illustrated Guide to the People of Kauffman Stadium
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Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Giants vs. Royals
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Sam Miller

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Cleaning up Baseball Prospectus, one Russell Carleton unfiltered post at a time.

We talk about pitching decisions in terms of leverage, but most of what we think of as modern pitcher usage—five-man rotations, seventh-inning guys, closers, LOOGYs—is born only secondarily of leverage. The real factor is attrition, and the acknowledgment that we can’t expect the team’s best pitcher to throw every inning of every game without breaking down or getting much, much, much worse from overuse. Say we know that Craig Kimbrel is less likely than any Braves pitcher to allow a run in any situation, but he can only do it 75 times all year; the goal is to avoid wasting a single one of those 75 on a low-leverage situation, thus dooming some other high-leverage situation to an inferior pitcher. Without the attrition—if Kimbrel could pitch all day every day—there would be no decision. Kimbrel’s manager would look very smart.

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Ben and Sam discuss the breaks that went the Royals' way in Game 6, then preview the final game of the 2014 season.

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Just 16 hours and 45 minutes from the moment I hit publish...

Damn it feels good to be a gangster.

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Ben and Sam discuss Joe Maddon's decision to opt out of his contract with Tampa Bay, then talk about other front-office comings and goings and Miguel Cabrera's surgery.

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Ben and Sam talk about the tragic death of Oscar Taveras, then discuss the baseball they watched over the weekend.

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The Giants take a one-game lead. One-game leads can be fleeting, but Madison Bumgarner's big-game reputation will not be.

This was written on a train, without benefit of an internet. Many details might be incorrect, but all are true.

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Ben and Sam banter about non-playoff news, then answer emails about postseason teams and search for the most exciting playoff games ever.

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Classifying the fans you'll see in the stands for the next three games of the World Series.

The following originally ran two years ago today. With two exceptionsthe seventh word of the piece, and the section on the woman in the Marlins jersey who turned out to be a dude in a Marlins jersey, and who we now know much, much more aboutit's just as true today, so we hope you'll enjoy it anew.

You will be spending the next two days with the AT&T crowd, so you might as well get to know who they are. While a stadium of 43,000 can hold countless types, the culture of the park can be pretty well summed up by just a few of them.

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Ben and Sam discuss the deceptive stats, mistaken managers, and rejuvenated Royals of World Series Game 2.

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Ben and Sam discuss James Shields, Madison Bumgarner, and what World Series Game 1 reminded us about the Royals.

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Madison Bumgarner keeps building his legend, while the Royals' game got thoroughly botched.

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Ben and Sam talk to McCovey Chronicles author Grant Brisbee about the World Series and the Giants' recent run.

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