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BP Unfiltered: Beware of Bias in Predicted Team Win Totals
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Jeffrey A. Friedman

08-29

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BP Announcements: Podcast Sponsorships Available
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Joe Hamrahi

01-25

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Pebble Hunting: The Wildest Outings of 2012
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Sam Miller

09-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 47: Is the Alex Anthopoulos Honeymoon Over?/Why Can't We Figure Out What Works in the Playoffs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-17

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Bizball: Who is Getting the Most Bang for their Buck?
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Maury Brown

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 9: Homer and Marge
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 4: Harp
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 3: Thunder
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 2: Explosion
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild: The Daily Baseball Prospectus Podcast
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-25

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The BP Wayback Machine: Blowing It
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Nate Silver

09-24

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Checking the Numbers: Examining the Braves' Decision
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Eric Seidman

05-20

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Transaction Action: Senior Circuitry
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Christina Kahrl

09-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: Blowing It
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Nate Silver

10-04

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2
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Jay Jaffe

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: July 25-28
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Individual Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

04-01

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Projected 1998 National League Standings
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Are you overly optimistic about your favorite team?

Sam Miller and I recently interviewed 28 Baseball Prospectus 2014 authors as part of the Effectively Wild season preview podcast series. At the end of each episode, we asked our guest to predict the 2014 win total for the team we’d just talked about. Listener Jeffrey A. Friedman sent us the following unsolicited submission about bias in these predicted win totals, which we decided to publish with his permission. Beware of bias in your own predictions! —Ben Lindbergh

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Due to recent requests, we're now accepting sponsorships for the Fringe Average and Effective Wild podcasts

We've received many requests recently asking about ways to sponsor the Fringe Average podcast with Jason Parks and Mike Ferrin and the Effectively Wild podcast with Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller. So without further ado, here are our preset sponsorship plans. We can also attempt to tailor plans to special requests.

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January 25, 2013 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Wildest Outings of 2012

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Sam Miller

The times when pitchers threw way too many balls and not nearly enough strikes.

Continuing with The Month In Pitchers Not Throwing Strikes, we're moving on to what will likely be the final installment: the wildest outings of the year. This one is simple enough, looking at the pitchers who threw the most pitches in an outing in order to get (x) strikes. There will be stories told, tangents taken, distractions followed, connections made, charts displayed, and perhaps a GIF or so.

Wildest outing of the year: zero strikes. 
There were 15 pitchers this year who entered a game, exited a game, and threw no strikes in between. Three merely issued intentional walks; an additional nine unintentionally walked their lone assignment; and two—Tanner Scheppers and Randy Choate—hit the first batter they faced on the first pitch they threw and were promptly removed. Maybe you think those two, Scheppers and Choate, should be the winners in this category, but that's not how we're doing it, so Jamey Wright wins, instead. Wright threw eight pitches, all balls.


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Ben and Sam discuss whether Alex Anthopoulos is taking too long to turn around Toronto, then talk about why we can't find the secret to success in October. Also, Sam drops his wedding ring.

Ben and Sam discuss whether Alex Anthopoulos is taking too long to turn around Toronto, then talk about why we can't find the secret to success in October. Also, Sam drops his wedding ring.

Episode 47: "Is the Alex Anthopoulos Honeymoon Over?/Why Can't We Figure Out What Works in the Playoffs?"

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September 17, 2012 5:00 am

Bizball: Who is Getting the Most Bang for their Buck?

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Maury Brown

A look at baseball most efficient and inefficient teams and how much money helps a team's chances of making the postseason.

When it comes to running a sports team, there are ultimately several factors that come into play that determine your ability win. Clearly, you have to be able to scout and evaluate talent. After that, getting those players under contract can be tricky. In doing so, it’s critical to make the best use of whatever revenue resources you have at your disposal. Money doesn’t buy championships, but let’s face it, it doesn’t hurt.

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After a weekend sweep of the Giants by the Dodgers, Ben and Sam size up the NL West and discuss a hot Matt Moore-on-Mike Trout match-up.

Effectively Wild Episode 9: "Homer and Marge"

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Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro's trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.

Effectively Wild Episode 5: "Foghorn"

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Ben and Sam discuss the disappointing Miami Marlins and resurgent southpaw Francisco Liriano.

Effectively Wild Episode 4: "Harp"

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It's time to talk about the Texas Rangers.

Effectively Wild Episode 3: "Thunder"

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Since you enjoyed the first episode so much, we did a second one.

Our first episode didn't destroy the internet, so we decided to do a second. We talked about Trevor Bauer.

Effectively Wild Episode 2: "Explosion"

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The first episode of BP's new daily podcast is ready for your ears, if your ears are ready for it.

After months of deliberation and well-intentioned procrastination, we've gotten the Effectively Wild podcast off the ground. Between Up and In and Tower of Power, BP is already well stocked with weekly podcasts, so we're trying to do something different: a much shorter podcast that appears much more often. Each time out, we'll pick an interesting topic or two from the previous night's news and action to discuss in depth, and with any luck, we'll wrap up the episode in around 10 minutes. The goal is to deliver new episodes daily (well, Monday through Friday) in time for your morning commute. We're figuring this out as we go, so suggestions and feedback are welcome. And yes, Ben knows that he called Zach Britton Chris Britton. He can't help it—he's been calling him Chris for years. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Sam said "douchebag" at some point, so we suppose this is explicit.

Effectively Wild Episode 1: "Gong"

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As we head for the season's home stretch, Nate reminds us that even comfortable leads late in the season aren't sure things.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audiencesend us your suggestion.

There's no such thing as a lock, as Nate discovered in his research on late-season collapses, which originally ran as a "Lies, Damned Lies" column on September 27, 2007.


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