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Sam Miller 

Sam Miller

Sam Miller is the editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus. He has written for two Baseball Prospectus annuals and co-edited the 2014 and 2015 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is a contributor to ESPN the Magazine.

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04-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 664: The Brawling Royals and the Remarkable Mets
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 663: Your Mostly Excellent Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 662: Michael Schur on Metacommentary 10 Years After Fire Joe Morgan's First Post
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 661: How Different is Baseball in 2015?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Unfiltered: To Answer Your Question About Performance After Intentional Walks
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Sam Miller

04-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 660: The Weekend-Long A's-Royals Rumble
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 659: The Making of the Modern General Manager
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 658: Playoff Odds Changes and the Meaning in Small Samples
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 657: The Switching Cities, Dealing Draft Picks, and Trading Divisions Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 656: How to Pick Breakout Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 655: Lester vs. Hamilton: The Pickoff Culmination
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 654: How to Talk About Offense in 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 653: The First Sign of Statcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-09

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Pebble Hunting: Every Team Gets One Do-Over
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Unfiltered: Forever Young
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Sam Miller

04-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 652: Revenue, Run Differential, and Ways to Win Now
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 651: How Extensions Lost Their Intrigue
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Unfiltered: A Story About Baseball and a Father and Son I've Never Met
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Sam Miller

04-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 650: Hamilton, Lester, and Preller's Latest Trade
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 649: Our Most-Anticipated Storylines of 2015
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-03

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Pebble Hunting: Watching The Worst Game of 2014
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Sam Miller

04-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 648: The No-Tommy-John Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-02

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Every Team's Moneyball: Los Angeles Angels: Ask First, Pitch Later
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Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 647: The Baseball Ethics Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: One Post, 30 Team Preview Podcasts
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 646: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-31

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Pebble Hunting: The Case For Shaming the Cubs
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Sam Miller

03-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 645: 2015 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 644: 2015 Season Preview Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-27

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Every Team's Moneyball: Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden Snakes
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Sam Miller

03-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 643: 2015 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 642: The Gambling, Brackets, and Bonds Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Unfiltered: Which Position Would Win A Tournament of Positions?
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Sam Miller

03-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 641: 2015 Season Preview Series: Seattle Mariners
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 640: 2015 Season Preview Series: Boston Red Sox
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 639: 2015 Season Preview Series: Tampa Bay Rays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 638: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Francisco Giants
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 637: The Interviews, Ejections, and Injuries Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-18

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BP Unfiltered: More On This Week's Play Index
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Sam Miller

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 636: 2015 Season Preview Series: Oakland Athletics
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-17

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Pebble Hunting: Would Pedro Martinez Have Gone Undefeated?
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Sam Miller

03-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 635: 2015 Season Preview Series: Texas Rangers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 634: 2015 Season Preview Series: San Diego Padres
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-12

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BP Unfiltered: The Most Volatile Starting Rotations, the Least Volatile Starters
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Sam Miller

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 633: 2015 Season Preview Series: Detroit Tigers
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 632: Super-Rotations Revisited, Perplexing Projections, and Other Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 631: 2015 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun Fact
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Sam Miller

03-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 630: 2015 Team Preview Series: New York Mets
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

03-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 629: 2015 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Sahadev Sharma

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Ben and Sam preview the Mets' season with Ted Berg, and Sahadev talks to Newsday Mets beat writer Marc Carig (at 32:28).

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Ben and Sam preview the Blue Jays' season with Andrew Stoeten, and Sahadev talks to Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi (at 30:49).

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Ben and Sam preview the Marlins' season with Bryan Grosnick, and Sahadev talks to MLB.com Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro (at 27:40).

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about an all-catcher lineup, league strength, robot umps, and more.

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Ben and Sam preview the Indians' season with Bryan Joiner, and Sahadev talks to MLB.com Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian (at 25:36).

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Ben and Sam preview the Yankees' season, and Sahadev talks to Journal News Yankees beat writer Chad Jennings (at 31:40).

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Ben and Sam preview the Pirates' season with Sarah Sprague, and Sahadev talks to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Travis Sawchik (at 23:22).

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Ben and Sam preview the Reds' season with R.J. Anderson, and Sahadev talks to Cincinnati Enquirer Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans (at 25:34).

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Ben and Sam preview the Brewers' season with J.P. Breen, and Sahadev talks to Brewers play-by-play broadcaster Joe Block (at 24:16).

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February 25, 2015 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: What the Heck, Tigers?

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Making sense of why the Tigers didn't add a big-name arm to their bad bullpen this offseason.

Has there ever been a team that entered an offseason more obviously in need of bullpen improvements than the Tigers? They finished 13th in the AL in bullpen ERA, ahead of only the Astros and White Sox; 14th in WHIP, ahead of only the White Sox; and 28th in all of baseball in FRA, which is park- and league- and era- and luck-adjusted. Notably, they managed that while throwing the fewest innings in the American League, a reflection of their strong starting staff but also a boost to their overall relief numbers—if they’d had to scrounge up an additional hundred innings to match the Angels’ total, most of those extra 100 would have come from even worse options.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about Yoan Moncada, sabermetric broadcasts, the replacement-level high-five rate, and more.

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Assessing the noteworthiness of a very rare achievement.

There are records that are very important and records that aren't important at all. Within each category are records that get lots of attention and records that get very little attention. Thusly:

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