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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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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

10-20

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Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig
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Sam Miller

10-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 559: Andy McCullough is Too Busy To Bask
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 558: Mike Matheny Ruins a Perfectly Good Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 557: Ned Yost's Mid-October Evolution
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Pebble Hunting: The Rich Get Smarter
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Sam Miller

10-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 556: Andrew Friedman Makes His Move, and the Royals Roll On
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Every Choice Ned Yost Must Make: ALCS Game 3
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Sam Miller

10-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 555: Doug Thorburn on Postseason Pitchers with Problems
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Defensive Outfield In History: ALCS Game 2
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Sam Miller

10-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 554: Observations from Another Wild Weekend
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews
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Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

10-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 553: Rob Neyer on Sabermetric Broadcasts and October Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles
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Sam Miller

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Ben and Sam talk to Rob Neyer about bringing stats to Fox Sports 1's NLCS Game 1 broadcast, plus the Royals, postseason managerial moves, and more.

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October 10, 2014 12:15 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Series Preview: Royals vs. Orioles

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The Fightin' Showalters against the Yosts with the Mosts.

Since 2000, only one AL team has won fewer games than the Baltimore Orioles. Think you can guess who that team is? Answer at the bottom of th-- nah, just kidding, you know who it is. So here they are in the ALCS, and one will go to the World Series. No team in this century plays like the Royals do, so any matchup will be an odd pairing, but this one in particular pits two teams with different philosophies, different strategies, different offensive approaches, different men at the helm. Except neither team draws any walks. Admit it: That's not the worst thing in the world at a time of the season when games start pushing four hours for no good reason at all. Here's how the showdown shapes up:

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the postseason.

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Ben, Sam, and Zachary Levine discuss whether the postseason is too unpredictable and then break down the managerial decisions from two decisive NLDS games.

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Ben and Sam banter about Terrance Gore's future, then discuss Clayton Kershaw and the Cardinals and the Giants-Nationals series.

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Ben and Sam marvel at a wild baseball weekend and dissect the ALDS sweeps.

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October 5, 2014 2:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game 3 Previews

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We're this close to an Orioles/Royals ALCS, smart guy.

Bullpen problems have the Tigers on the verge of failing to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 2010—otherwise known as the last time Detroit failed to make the postseason.

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Is there a wrong way to pitch Josh Hamilton right now?

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Ben and Sam banter about MLB's AFL experiment, then discuss what went down in the ALDS and preview the NLDS.

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October 3, 2014 4:08 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game One Recap: Royals 3, Angels 2

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Big Game Jason, taming Trout, the slow-footed Angels bench, and the unlikelihood of Mike Moustakas.

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October 2, 2014 2:19 pm

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Angels vs. Royals

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The best team in the AL takes on the Wild Card champ Royals in a matchup of aggressive managers, lopsided team rosters, and teams who have employed Raul Ibanez this year.

Here’s something I learned about the Angels’ fanbase while covering the team five years ago: They hated Rob Neyer. Not for the usual reasons that everybody hates everybody else these days, but because, in the late 1970 and the 1980s, the Angels and Royals were legit rivals. In 1978 and 1979, each team won the AL West once—and finished second once. 1982, the Angels won and the Royals finished second; in 1984 and 1985, the Royals took the crown, and the Angels were in both years the runner-up. In 1986, the Angels took it, and the Royals were third. They hated each other, so much so that Angels fans still hold it against Neyer that he was a Royals fan at the time and, to their view of the world, must hate them. Of course, since then Kansas City and Anaheim have moved farther from each other on the map; the former is now in the Midwest, if you can believe it, so there is no division rivalry, but this week will surely revive some of the old feuds.

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Ben and Sam discuss the NL wild card game, Adam Dunn, and the suffering of Oakland fans, then preview the ALDS.

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