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0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 890: Ichiro, Kershaw, and Rich Hill's Contract Comparables by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Prospectus Feature: Why Is College Baseball A Statistical Wasteland? by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 889: Three Aces in Distress by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 23 by Matt Sussman
0 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 70: Pillsbury Throwboy by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 BP Milwaukee by Julien Assouline
0 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 20 by Matthew Kory
2 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 888: Meet the Minor Leagues' Latest Recruit by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 What You Need to Know: You Could Wake Up Tomorrow to the Phillies in First Place by Demetrius Bell
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 887: Sabermetrics Meets the Mexican League by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 91: Enjoy Every Moment With Rich Hill by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
0 BP Wrigleyville by Rian Watt
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 886: Take My Pujols, Please by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Boston by Bryan Joiner
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 885: How We'd Question the Commissioner (Off the Record) by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 884: The Rangers-Blue Jays Brawl Draft by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 16 by Matt Sussman
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 883: T.J. Quinn Explains the Latest PED Problems by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
13 Tools of the Trade by Jeff Long and Bryan Cole
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 882: Scherzer's Dominance, Described and Dissected by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 90: J.J. Jansons by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and J.J. Jansons
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 881: The Big Unit's Perplexing Punctuation by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
4 Team Chemistry: The Swing Zone's Connected to the Strike Zone by John Choiniere
0 BP Unfiltered: Meg Rowley Talking Trout by BP Staff
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 880: Extending Strasburg and Trading Trout by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Tools of the Trade by Jeff Long and Bryan Cole
3 BP Unfiltered: Ben and Sam Are Signing Books by BP Staff
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 879: Bartolo, Bryce, and Goodbye Good Wife by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, May 6 by Matthew Kory
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 878: Gender Imbalance in Baseball Operations by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
10 Fifth Column: The Unified Field of Dreams Theory by Michael Baumann
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 877: The Cubs' Crazy-Ridiculous Start by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well Said by George Bissell, Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre
3 BP Unfiltered: April's Vogelsong Awards by Rob Mains
3 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 876: The Thanks for Buying Our Book Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 875: The Pedro-Kershaw Peak Comparison by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, May 2 by Matt Sussman
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 874: The One-Month Winter-Move Mulligans by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
3 The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 29 by Matthew Kory
1 TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: Nice by George Bissell, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 873: The Braves Are the Best (at Bilking Taxpayers) by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
8 BP Unfiltered: My Predicted Standings by Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 872: The April Prospect Primer by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 871: The Braves Are Bad Edition by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
1 BP Announcements: Greg Spira Award Goes To Jeff Long! by BP Staff
0 Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 88: That's Just Kendall Graveman by George Bissell and Mike Gianella
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 870: Reevaluating the Astros by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
6 Prospectus Feature: One Fine Day by Rob Mains
5 The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 25 by Matt Sussman
0 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 869: Buckle Up, Replay is the Law by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
Ben and Sam banter about Stephen Strasburg's extension, then discuss whether the Angels should trade Mike Trout.
“Soon after I started hitting with the Axe Bat, I realized that the old bat had to go, because it was now obsolete.” – Damian
“I love the way the Axe Bat feels, and regular round handles feel horrible now. It's really helped me become a better hitter; the data is clear.” - Carrington About
Read the full article... Want to meet Ben and Sam, see them read from their new book, get your copy signed, or simply buy a mocha from a bookstore cafe? You're in luck.
With the release of their new book,
, Effectively Wild cohosts The Only Rule Is It Has To Work Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller will be making a handful of public appearances. (All East Coast appearances are Ben; West Coast appearances are Sam.) The list of appearances will be updated at the book's website, theonlyruleisithastowork.com. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam discuss Bartolo Colon's first career home run, the Cubs' continued success and willingness to walk Bryce Harper, and The Good Wife's series finale.
'This Hit List is stupid.' -Adam LaRoche
Ben and Sam talk to Dodgers Baseball Operations Coordinator Emilee Fragapane and Senior R&D Analyst Megan Schroeder about their backgrounds and responsibilities and the gender imbalance in baseball operations departments. Baseball movies were better in my day.
I don’t remember whose it was, but I saw an opinion on Twitter this week that got me thinking. “We don’t make good baseball movies anymore,” was the gist of it, and that’s the truth.
We used to make baseball movies all the time—many of them good, some not—and if you came of age in last 15 years of the 20th Century, you couldn’t swing a bat without hitting a squinting Kevin Costner. I don’t know if anyone else calls it this, but I call it the Golden Age of Baseball Movies, starting with
The Natural in 1984, going on to The Rookie in 2002. Within that golden age was a second subset, the golden age of children’s baseball movies, in which Rookie of the Year, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield and Little Big League came out in 1993 and 1994 alone, alongside numerous other films about kids playing sports. I was getting into baseball for the first time around then, and I remember feeling like a new baseball movie came out every week. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam talk to FiveThirtyEight author Rob Arthur about the Cubs' historically dominant start to the season.
Bret Sayre, Mike Gianella and George Bissell take a deep dive into current fantasy baseball topics. The best players we didn't mention in this year's book.
Baseball has an affinity for awards with names, dating back to the Chalmers Award. The predecessor of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Chalmers Award was named after a car company, Chalmers Automobile, and was awarded annually from 1910 to 1914, with the inaugural award fomenting
one of the biggest controversies in the game’s history. There have been a number of other awards named after prominent players. The Cy Young Award dates back to 1956 and, true to its namesake, has often been awarded to the pitcher with the most wins and the 60. The Roberto Clemente Award, named after the Pirates outfielder and humanitarian, honors the player “that shows the most sportsmanship and kindness,” including th best ERA (1976), Pete Rose (1981), Steve Garvey (1998), and Sammy Sosa (2001). The Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top hitter in each league since 1999, and it’s named after the non-detestable player with the most career home runs. And, of course, the Silver Slugger award, given to the top hitters at each position in each league, is named for Curt Schilling developer/Baseball Prospectus writer/mover-on to bigger things PECOTA Nate Silver. Read the full article...
Ben and Sam banter about book events and answer listener emails about baseball's Leicester City, the batting order, Rich Hill, Manny Machado and more.
Ben and Sam banter about their book release, Dylan Bundy, and juiced baseballs, then revisit the Pedro Martinez-Clayton Kershaw comparison.