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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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07-23

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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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Sam Miller

06-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 470: The Unprecedented Parity of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-13

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Pebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing Offseason
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Sam Miller

06-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 469: Preserving Sabermetrics for Posterity
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 468: Questions of a Questionable Nature
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-11

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Pebble Hunting: Throwing Bats, Throwing Balls, and the Appropriate Punishment for Each
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Sam Miller

06-10

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BP Unfiltered: BP at Fox Sports: Verlander
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Sam Miller

06-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 467: What's Next for the Tampa Bay Rays?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 466: The Battle for Bay Area Supremacy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 465: How Draft Day One Went Down
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Pebble Hunting: Bartolo Colon Approaches First Base
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Ben and Sam answer listener email questions about players who take pitches, catcher defense, spotting terrible teams a run, tool grades, and more.

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Ben and Sam talk about the legacy of the late, great, Tony Gwynn.

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Ben and Sam discuss the players they drop everything to watch on MLB.TV.

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June 16, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The 16 Hottest Teams in Baseball

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An exercise in arbitrary endpoints.

Kyle: “I was listening to today's podcast and it was mentioned that the Astros have the best record since ‘some arbitrary date.’ It got me wondering how many teams that statement could apply to if we just vary that endpoint. My blind guess is six.”

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Ben and Sam discuss the significance of the large number of teams still in contention.

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June 13, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing Offseason

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How the resurgent 2014 Blue Jays were built.

As the 2013 season concluded, Alex Anthopoulos’ chair in Toronto was, per reports and common sense, wobbly. “He needs a winning season in 2014 or he will likely be fired,” wrote Richard Griffin, in an article that suggested opposing teams had cracked his tactics, putting the Blue Jays in a disadvantageous position on the trade market. Now, of course, the Blue Jays are the class of the AL East, the most improved team (by winning percentage) in baseball from a year ago, and as likely to make the playoffs as the Tigers are. Clearly, Anthopoulos had a tremendous offseason. Clearly, he’ll be in contention for executive of the year. Anybody who foretold his dismissal clearly didn’t see this incredible act of General Managing in the winter of 2013-2014. Let’s review the seven key moves that Anthopoulos made:

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Ben and Sam talk to Matt Dennewitz about his efforts to archive sabermetric research.

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Ben and Sam banter about unpredictability, then answer listener emails about Google Glass, split seasons, time travel, Austin Hedges, and more.

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Why baseball missed an opportunity to get strict.

So far as I can tell, ballplayers aren’t all that interested in our concern for their safety. They probably understand the risks better than we do (or feel like they do) and they understand the unintended consequences of ‘solutions’ better than we do (or feel like they do). So there’s a certain pointlessness to any article that dwells too much on the suspensions doled out by Major League Baseball, which are (theoretically) supposed to incentivize responsible behavior and reduce the risks violence imposes on players.

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On the avoidable mistake the Tigers made.

Hi friends! What would you say if I told you that the Justin Verlander extension was just as big a mistake as the Ryan Howard extension? Would you call me an idiot and never listen to me again? Good, because I would never say that. Never. However, the Tigers did make one mistake that was similar to Ruben Amaro Jr.'s, and it looks increasingly likely that they'll pay for it. At Fox Sports, I went over Verlander's early-season struggles, why they're different than last year's, and why the two years a club has to wait and see might be its most valuable, if often overlooked, asset. Block quote time!

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Ben and Sam discuss whether the Rays are doomed if they don't deal at the deadline.

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Ben and Sam discuss the weekend's unwritten rule violations, then talk about the teams with the best records in baseball, the A's and Giants.

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