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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, 2015 and 2016 editions. He also co-hosts, with Ben Lindbergh, the Effectively Wild podcast, and is the co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, about his experience running baseball operations for an independent minor-league team.

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12-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 1000: The Old and the New
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 999: The One Before 1000
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 998: The Podcast's (and Baseball's) Future
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-28

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Best of BP 2016: A Sense Of Where You Are
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Sam Miller

12-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 997: The Game Show Show
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-27

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Best of BP 2016: I Read the Entire Collective Bargaining Agreement and Here's What I Learned
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Sam Miller

12-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 996: The Second Draft of Things About Baseball
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 995: Manny Machado's Midriff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 994: The 2017 Minor League Free Agent Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 993: A Few Favorite Stories from 2016
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 992: Baseball's Most Underpaid Players
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 991: In-Shoots, Out-Curves, and Drop Balls
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 990: Long Live Pitch
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 989: A Reading from the Bill James Bible
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 988: The Real Mike Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 987: The Stove Was So Hot
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-06

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 986: The CBA Said What?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 985: Three Topics for Winter-Meetings Week
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 984: Advice for Teams With Too Much Money
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 983: The Non-Endless-Lockout Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 982: Scouting the Yankees and Signing the Cespedes
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 981: The New-GM Job Check
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 980: The Baseball-Book Draft
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 979: Mike Trout and the Post-MVP Era
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 978: Broken Bones and Broken Records
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 977: Indy Outliers
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 976: Which Way Will the World Series Odds Go?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 975: And Here's the Pitch from Trout
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-09

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 974: Survey Says
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 973: The Potential Lasts of 2016
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 972: The Cubs, Game Seven, and the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-02

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 971: Drought Talk
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 970: Managers, Closers, and Copycats
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 969: The Literally Hot Hitter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 968: So You Suffered a Playoff Loss
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 967: The Miraculous Mr. Lester
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 966: Ask, and Ye Shall Receive
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 965: NLCS Update
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 964: The Return of the Cold Call
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-07

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 963: Bumgarner, Wild Cards, and Cooperstown
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-05

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 962: Buck, Britton, Bonds and Boredom
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 961: Multiple Mike Trout Drafts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 960: Theo Sets a New High Score
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 959: Mike Trout's Highest Hurdle
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 958: Jose Fernandez and the Hall of Fame
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 957: The Man Who Makes Pitch (Almost!) Perfect
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
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09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
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09-23

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The Best of Sam Miller
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09-23

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Pebble Hunting: That's The Way I Like It And I'll Never Get Bored
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September 23, 2016 6:00 am

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Someday, somebody will suggest fixing baseball by putting a pit on the field, and we will be prepared.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 27, 2012.

It’s not a question of if Major League Baseball is going to add a pit to the field, but a question of where they should add a pit to the field. For maximum LOLs and so on. That’s what this is about. It’s about where the funniest place to put a pit would be, were you to decide to put a pit on the baseball field.

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On being grateful for surprises.

Baseball Prospectus’ playoff odds have traditionally been based on 50,000 simulations of the season, but this year we wanted to say we did one million, so we did one million. Out of those one million simulations, we pretty much had the whole world of possibilities covered: We had a simulation where the A’s won 107 games, and one where the Cubs won 58. We had a simulation where the Phillies, Reds, Rockies, Padres, and Nationals are repping the NL in the playoffs. We had simulations where your favorite team won 100 games, where they lost 100 games, where they won the division by one, where they lost the division by one, where they’re playing a Game 163 to break a tie, where the manager got fired in mid-May, where the manager is the Manager of the Year, where they got the first pick in the draft and where they got to ride through your favorite team’s city’s downtown wearing t-shirts that refer to whatever obnoxious inside-meme carried them through a magical October run. We had seasons where that obnoxious meme was the nonsensical slogan Call The Cows Home, and where that obnoxious meme was a viral Vine of a breakdancing rabbit, and where that obnoxious meme was the team’s shared affection for The Great British Bake Off, and where that obnoxious meme was a fat suit that the catcher would wear during post-game interviews. We had seasons where they didn’t wear meme-displaying t-shirts in the parade, but meme-displaying coveralls. We had seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of locusts, and seasons where the parade was interrupted by a plague of cicadas. We had a lot of seasons.

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Ben and Sam banter about the Giants' bullpen problems and Bryce Harper's shoulder, then answer listener emails about Terrance Gore, Gary Sanchez, calling time, playoff formats, one-pitch baseball, and more.

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The results of our preseason experiment in expectations and perception.

Earlier this year, we released PECOTA projections for every major-league baseball player, and then I asked you to beat those projections. The instructions were simple: Find players you thought PECOTA was too optimistic on, and bet the under; find players you thought PECOTA was too pessimistic on, and bet the over. We called it a game and I promised to learn something from it. Here we are nearing the end of the season, so I’ll fulfill my obligation presently.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on May 16, 2016.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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Exactly what the headline says.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on December 24, 2013.

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September 22, 2016 6:00 am

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How Mark Reynolds fooled us all.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on January 18, 2013.

Mark Reynolds, the stories said, was born to play baseball. He could hit 40-plus home runs in a season, or he could steal 20-plus bags in a season, or he could even do both simultaneously. He was a Big Bat who could help almost any fan’s team.

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

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What's the maximum attention span of a baseball fan?

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on July 15, 2013.

I feel like we've been dancing around this for a while. The Tweeters at AT&T Park. The probably dead A's fan. All of these people. It's pretty clear that loads of people attend baseball games but nobody actually watches baseball games.

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

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Finding the soul of the modern game in legalese.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on February 12, 2016.

It’s easy to underestimate how important baseball’s collective bargaining agreement is. I know how easy, because I’ve been doing it for years without even trying. The CBA has been mostly defined in my mind as “not a strike, yay.”

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September 21, 2016 6:00 am

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Brian Wilson signs to be the Dodgers' second-best reliever.

With our dear Editor-in-Chief leaving Baseball Prospectus for his next chapter, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite chapters of his career here. There's an incredible number of timeless Sam Miller articles to choose from, but we whittled it down enough to not break the internet. This article originally ran on December 6, 2013.

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Ben and Sam banter about Padres GM A.J. Preller's suspension, then discuss whether each of 2016's non-playoff teams should consider its season a success or a failure.

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Ben and Sam talk to former Sonoma Stompers pitchers Santos Saldivar and Dylan Stoops about their progress as players, meager earnings, and clubhouse experiences during their rookie seasons in affiliated ball with the Brewers and Padres, respectively.

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