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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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09-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 538: Nate Silver, By Popular Demand
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-19

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Pebble Hunting: Cueto's Quirks
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Sam Miller

09-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 536: Manager Challenges, MVP Pitchers, and Other Exciting Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 535: Reassessing the Retirement Tour
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 534: Ned Yost, Clayton Kershaw, and Russell Martin's Most Shape
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Week 2)
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Sam Miller

09-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 533: Life in an Indy League
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Defensive Game of August
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Sam Miller

09-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 532: Marc Carig on the Mystifying Mets
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-11

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Pebble Hunting: Pitchers Live For the Applause-plause
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Sam Miller

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 531: Emails and Talk About Tanking
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 530: Predicting the Comeback Players of 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Unfiltered: Michael Jordan, September 1994 (Part 1)
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Sam Miller

09-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 529: Do Fans Know Better Than Major League Baseball?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-05

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Pebble Hunting: The Nearby Faraway
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Sam Miller

09-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 528: David Epstein on Nature, Nurture, and Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 527: The Roster Expansion Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-03

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Transaction Analysis: The ReCall-Ups
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Sam Miller

09-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 526: The Most Predictable Lineups of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 525: Oakland's Swoon and the AL West Race
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-29

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Pebble Hunting: This Article Mentions Fehlandt Lentini
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Sam Miller

08-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 524: Deep Thoughts About Beating the Shift
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 523: The Bo and Baez Email Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 522: The Season's Best Unsung Transactions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 521: The Rusney Castillo Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 520: Garrett Richards and the Most Pivotal Pain of 2014
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 519: The Crack of the Bat and Other Research
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-21

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Pebble Hunting: You Lie!
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Sam Miller

08-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 518: Your Emails Mean Business
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 517: The MVP Conversation Conversation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 516: What You Missed at Saber Seminar
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 515: Jeff Passan on How the Commissioner Got Made
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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Pebble Hunting: Arizona's Pitching Problems
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Sam Miller

08-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 514: A Podcast for Your Thoughts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 513: The 1994 Strike Season Revisited
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-12

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Pebble Hunting: The Unlikeliest Part of the Rangers' Collapse
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Sam Miller

08-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 512: TV Blackouts Will Rot Your Brain
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Sam Miller and Craig Goldstein

08-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 511: Diagnosing the Rangers' Downfall
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-08

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What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014
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Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg

08-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 509: How to Hire a GM
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 508: Emails Wicked This Way Come
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-06

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Pebble Hunting: The Non-Scout's Guide To Javier Baez
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Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 507: Javier Baez's Call-Up and What's to Come for the Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 506: Are Prospects Depreciating?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-02

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Trade Deadline
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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: The Great Big David Price Trade
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R.J. Anderson, J.P. Breen, Sam Miller, Jordan Gorosh, Paul Sporer, Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

08-01

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BP Unfiltered: Professional Courtesy, and How August Works
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Sam Miller

08-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 505: Dissecting Trade Deadline Day
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Give the Red Sox Your Tired and Your Poor But Do Not Give Them Your Prospects
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Sam Miller

07-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 504: Lester, Lackey, and the Red Sox as Sellers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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Sam and Craig Goldstein bring on Wendy Thurm to talk about a big ruling out of New York that could affect MLB's television territories and blackouts.

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Ben and Sam discuss the factors that have led to the Texas Rangers' disastrous season.

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August 8, 2014 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: August 8, 2014

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Sam Miller, Daniel Rathman, Andrew Koo and Morris Greenberg

Thursday's recaps and the weekend preview from, well, basically the entire staff

The Thursday Takeaway
Not much separates the Tigers, A’s, and Angels this year, so every little advantage might help in October. With an 83 percent chance of winning its division entering play Thursday, one edge the Tigers will likely have is a relatively stress-free march from here to October. While the A’s (60 percent division odds) and the Angels (39 percent) will be beating each other into a pulp, the Tigers should be able to use the final two months to, for instance, rest Miguel Cabrera, as they did Thursday for just the second time all season. And they can start to think seriously about such October questions as: Would we really move Justin Verlander to the bullpen to make room for Rick Porcello?

Verlander pitched Wednesday and had one of his finest starts of the year, going seven innings while allowing two runs, striking out five, and walking one. Porcello, facing the same club in the same inhospitable pitching environment, bettered him Thursday, going seven innings while allowing one run, striking out five, and walking nobody. The effort lowered his season ERA to 3.09 and improved his team-best ERA+.


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Ben and Sam discuss San Diego's hiring of A.J. Preller and what they would look for in a general manager.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about timing trades, breaking news, outlawing headhunting, prospect debuts, and more.

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August 6, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Non-Scout's Guide To Javier Baez

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Sam Miller

Javier Baez made his major-league debut Tuesday. He swung hard.

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Ben and Sam talk to ESPN Chicago contributor Sahadev Sharma about the arrival of Javier Baez and the future of the Cubs.

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Ben and Sam discuss why so few teams traded prospects at the deadline.

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August 2, 2014 1:00 am

Trade Deadline

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Sam Miller and Tim Collins

How much did each move yesterday affect the playoff picture? We let PECOTA and our playoff odds answer that.

We can write about the prospects who can’t locate glove-side, we can write about the fantasy implications of a fourth-outfielder logjam, we can write about the strengths and weaknesses of each player traded and we can give our best assessment of each team’s competitive windows. But what you really want to know is this:

Are the Brewers (or the A’s, or the Orioles, or name a team) any more likely to make the playoffs today than they were before they made the TA-worthy trade? Any by how much?

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The Mariners clear a logjam, the Tigers get another ace, and the Rays end years of speculation.

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Why did teams pass on Adrian Gonzalez if he (and his contract) are so valuable?

As the waiver-trade period begins, I thought it might be useful to bring this back up, as a refresher on why good players somehow don't get claimed in August. Originally ran in 2012, the day the Dodgers claimed Adrian Gonzalez.

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Ben and Sam discuss the major moves made (and not made) before Thurday's trade deadline.

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