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06-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 469: Preserving Sabermetrics for Posterity
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-12

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Model Behavior
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Lewie Pollis

05-16

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Pebble Hunting: The Meaning of 3-0 Green Lights
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Sam Miller

05-13

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Baseball Therapy: Analytical Master or Leader of Men?
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Russell A. Carleton

05-08

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Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run
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Ben Lindbergh

04-15

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Baseball Therapy: Why Sabermetrics Needs Translational Research
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Russell A. Carleton

04-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 426: A Conversation with Cuba's Sabermetric Splinter Group
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-03

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Overthinking It: Takeaways From Our First Look at the Future
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Ben Lindbergh

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Sabermetrics Goes MOOC
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Zachary Levine

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 348: Robot GMs, Bartolo at Bat, and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Baseball Therapy: The Corner-Outfield Inefficiency
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Russell A. Carleton

11-20

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Overthinking It: Baseball's New Kind of Coach
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Ben Lindbergh

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 333: How Teams Are Bridging the Gap Between Front Office and Field Staff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-15

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Pitch Types and the Times Through the Order Penalty
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Mitchel Lichtman

11-06

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Baseball Therapy: Is There a Pinch-Running Penalty?
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Russell A. Carleton

11-05

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Times Through the Order Penalty
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Mitchel Lichtman

11-04

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Baseball Therapy: What Do Fielders and Homecoming Queens Have in Common?
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Russell A. Carleton

11-01

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 320: Colin Wyers on Mathematical Modeling for the Astros and the Future of Public-Sector Sabermetrics
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-01

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Manufactured Runs: Moments of Transition, Moments of Revelation
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Colin Wyers

10-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 311: The Postseason Mythbusters Edition
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-10

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The Semmelweis Reflex
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Mike Gianella

10-08

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Baseball Therapy: What My Four-Year-Old Taught Me About Bunting
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Russell A. Carleton

10-07

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Overthinking It: Dusty Baker and the Modern Manager's Survival Manual
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Ben Lindbergh

10-04

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 300: Brian Kenny on Sabermetrics, Broadcasting, and Confrontation
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-10

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Baseball Therapy: How to Work with Scouting Data
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Russell A. Carleton

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 271: Disciplining Puig/Trade Deadline Do-Overs/Mistaken Sabermetric Assumptions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-13

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Manufactured Runs: SABR and the Importance of Preserving Sabermetric History
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Colin Wyers

08-02

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Manufactured Runs: SABR Recap: On Motion Trackers, and Exciting Games
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Colin Wyers

07-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 249: Gabe Kapler on Advanced Stats from the Player's Perspective
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Secret History of Sabermetrics
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Jack Moore

07-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 237: Stats That Won't Last/No-Hitters and No-Walkers/The Worst Shortstop Ever/A Pitcher Who Can Hit/The All-Bunting Team/Trading Top Prospects for Trout/Pint-Sized Power Hitters
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-24

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Baseball Therapy: The Zobrist Effect
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Russell A. Carleton

06-03

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Baseball Therapy: Why Sabermetricians Should Watch Their Language
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Russell A. Carleton

04-26

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Manufactured Runs: The Hawk Trap
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Colin Wyers

04-25

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BP Unfiltered: Pitcher BABIP and Age
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Ben Lindbergh

03-30

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BP Unfiltered: The Phillies and Scouts Without Stats
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Ben Lindbergh

03-13

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Skewed Left: Saberizing the Gold Gloves
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Zachary Levine

03-12

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Overthinking It: The Not-So-Secret Sabermetrics of Marketing
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Ben Lindbergh

03-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 157: SABR Analytics Conference Recap
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-12

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Tyranny of Acronyms
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David Murphy

03-11

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Baseball Therapy: Maybe I'm Wrong
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Russell A. Carleton

01-02

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BP Unfiltered: The Twins and Sabermetrics
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R.J. Anderson

12-23

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Overthinking It: Remembering Ryan Freel
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Ben Lindbergh

12-21

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Overthinking It: The Mike Minor Mystery
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Ben Lindbergh

12-21

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Comments About Mike Minor from May
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Ben Lindbergh

11-27

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Baseball ProGUESTus: What Mainstream Baseball Analysis Looked Like in 1984
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Chad Finn

11-21

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Sobsequy: Why We Need Sabermetrics
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Adam Sobsey

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-16

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Bringing Sabermetrics to the Broadcast Booth
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Len Kasper

09-28

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Overthinking It: Mourning Manny Acta
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Ben Lindbergh

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Ben and Sam talk to Matt Dennewitz about his efforts to archive sabermetric research.

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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

Model Behavior

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Lewie Pollis

Why we shouldn't be so quick to assume that statistical principles don't apply to particular players.

When Matt Cain signed his $127.5 million contract extension in April 2012, Colin Wyers memorably tweeted: “If your response to the Matt Cain extension involves xFIP I'll be by later to pour coffee on your keyboard.” As someone who was still relatively new to the field of sabermetrics, seeing that was a watershed moment in that it signaled a substantial retreat from our previous collective understanding that DIPS statistics were unambiguously superior to ERA as measurements of pitching ability.

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May 16, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: The Meaning of 3-0 Green Lights

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Sam Miller

Is swinging on 3-0 counts a stathead philosophy or an old-school staple?

On Sunday, in the first inning, Derek Norris homered on a 3-0 pitch from Gio Gonzalez. Then in the second inning, the same guy did the same thing on the same count against the same guy. “They've given me the green light a few times this year,” Norris said afterward, which is interesting. The A’s haven’t generally given their hitters many green lights on 3-0. Assistant GM David Forst once said that “we typically don’t allow guys to swing 3-0. When one of our guys does it, it’s a big deal. It happens only three or four times a year.”

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An attempt to settle an age-old debate: What's more important for a manager to possess, people skills or tactical savvy?

There are two men in front of you who want to be your team’s manager. One of them is fully up to date on all the latest baseball research. He reads Baseball Prospectus religiously, and that’s not a metaphor. He actually has a shrine to Dan Brooks in his bedroom. (We have a support group that meets on Wednesdays, that’s how I know.) He’s fully on board with the analytical movement, dabbles in his own research, drops the phrase “run expectancy matrix” into sentences, and has pledged that he will make sure that the supercomputer is in the dugout with him every night. He’s also rather boring. Not a jerk, just…boring.

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May 8, 2014 6:00 am

Overthinking It: The Masters of the Manufactured Run

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Ben Lindbergh

On Billy Hamilton's ability to score without the Reds recording a hit, and how we're making it harder for him.

Like many posts and podcasts before it, this one began with a question from a member of the Effectively Wild Facebook Group:

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Why simply knowing an answer isn't always enough.

My father is fond of saying that a thousand “attaboys” is worth one “aw crap.” You can do a thousand things right, but if you get one wrong, all of the goodwill you built up over those thousand successes is now gone. It’s completely irrational, but no one ever said that human beings made any sense.

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Ben and Sam talk to Alejandro Aldama of the Independent Group for Baseball Investigation about the state of sabermetrics in Cuba.

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What we know and what we're still wondering about MLB's new ball- and player-tracking technology.

If you were at the Sloan MIT Sports Analytics Conference or on Baseball Twitter this weekend, you’ve already seen this video, but you probably won’t mind watching it once more.

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A Q&A with Professor Andy Andres, who announced the formation of an online course in Sabermetrics Tuesday.

It was year much better known for a different baseball breakthrough a few miles away, but 2004 was also the first year that Andy Andres first offered his class in sabermetrics at Tufts University just outside of Boston. Ten years later, the Tufts and Boston University-affiliated professor is bringing his course into a more populist place as a MOOC - a massive open online course - through Boston University and the online platform EdX.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about trading within the division, stats on baseball broadcasts, Mike Trout, and more.

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Are teams passing up an advantage by not telling their corner outfielders to trade places based on the batter?

On Friday’s episode of Effectively Wild, listener Matt Trueblood emailed the show to ask Ben and Sam a fascinating question. Why is it that teams do not have their left and right fielders switch places more often, particularly if one of them is a better fielder than the other? We know that some players like to pull the ball, while others like to hit to the opposite field. Why not put the better fielder in the place where it’s more likely that the ball will be hit? It’s a fascinating question because there is no rule that prohibits it from happening. In the era of the infield shift, why hasn’t anyone tried this?

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November 20, 2013 8:14 am

Overthinking It: Baseball's New Kind of Coach

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Ben Lindbergh

On the rise of the defensive coordinator.

A few months ago, in a guest piece for BP, Gabe Kapler made the case for hiring Matt Martin, a coach whose passion and instructional skills had impressed him in the minors. On Monday, the Detroit Tigers took his advice, adding Martin to new manager Brad Ausmus’ staff.

The 44-year-old’s resume looks like that of many major-league coaches: some experience as a professional player, followed by close to two decades of minor-league coaching experience. His title is a lot less typical: “Defensive Coordinator,” a position familiar to football fans (though the NFL's "Quality Control Coach" is a closer equivalent) but almost unknown in baseball.*

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