fERA: A New Way To Evaluate Closers

Jon Zaghloul

In 1959, the now-infamous Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter Jerome Holtzman examined the 18-1 record of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Roy Face, and declared, emphatically, that it was misleading (Posnanski “Save Rule Evolves From Stat to Game-Changer”).  Holtzman’s passion for the issue did not stop there, however. In time, he would create […]

Ryan Dempster Returns to Talk Cubs Baseball, MLB Career, and More!

Jon Zaghloul

Ryan Dempster, two-time MLB All-Star pitcher, current MLB Network analyst, and Special Assistant to Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, returns to the show! We discuss the Cubs’ hot stretch following the All-Star Break, plus trade possibilities as the July 31st deadline nears. We also take a look at Joe Maddon’s […]

Underwhelming White Sox Not Living Up to Expectations

Jon Zaghloul

In lieu of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, times were seemingly optimistic for the Chicago White Sox faithful. Despite the PECOTA projections system estimating a measly seventy-two win season, positivity became a steadfast mantra, as fans and media members alike anxiously awaited season’s beginning. Although the team was not […]

Speaking of Players Weekend, An Interesting Note on Nicknames

Jon Zaghloul

The idea is nothing short of genius. Instead of sporting traditional uniforms, Major League Baseball players will boast stylistic, “youth league” garments that will feature iconic nicknames and vibrant color schemes as a part of Player’s Weekend. To complement the ensemble, players will flaunt a patch with a space to […]

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