How to Hold Your Own at a Sabermetrics Cocktail, Part 2: ERA+/-

You have most likely heard of ERA, and have a pretty good grasp on the concept. It’s the average number of runs a pitcher allows over a span of nine innings. The lower the better, and one of the oldest barometers of pitching success. The purpose of ERA+/- is to eliminate the variables associated withContinue reading “How to Hold Your Own at a Sabermetrics Cocktail, Part 2: ERA+/-“

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How to Hold Your Own at a Sabermetrics Cocktail, Part 1: FIP

For most of baseball’s existence, you measured a pitcher’s success with three stats-Wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Nowadays, if you speak those terms, you’re a baseball dinosaur. Any in depth article you read will reference FIP, ERA+, and WAR. I’ve always considered myself to be a baseball expert-but with these terms I wasn’t even sure ifContinue reading “How to Hold Your Own at a Sabermetrics Cocktail, Part 1: FIP”

The 2017 Warriors are Not Going to Ruin Basketball

If you listen to the press outside of the Bay Area, there are a good number of people who believe that the Warriors would be better served building their new arena on Alcatraz Island rather than in San Francisco. Terms like “competitive imbalance”, “the easy way out”, and “ruining basketball” are tossed around carelessly withoutContinue reading “The 2017 Warriors are Not Going to Ruin Basketball”