During this MLB offseason, we have already experienced a multitude of extremely rich free agent signings. Yoenis Cespedes was signed for 4Y 110M, Dexter Fowler 5Y 82M, and the frenzy for relief pitching has led to the two most expensive relief pitcher contracts ever: Aroldis Chapman 5Y 86M, and Kenley Jansen 5Y 80M. With the … More Are Expensive Free Agents Really Worth It?
It has been nineteen years since the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks became the most recent organizations to join Major League Baseball. This is the longest period of time between MLB expansions since the beginning of the expansion era in 1962. With many around baseball speculating an expansion could come soon, and … More The Next MLB City
As a Chicago Fire soccer fan, I know firsthand how boring MLS soccer can be. I normally prefer to watch European soccer, but occasionally I turn on the train wreck of a team the Fire is and hope for a win. While the Chicago Fire are currently in shambles, the future looks brighter for the … More Chicago Fire Season Preview
By Hank Duncan A couple months ago, I decided to find out the home court advantage of the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team. The number I came up with, 3.67, represents only a part of the Hoosiers’ advantage at Assembly Hall. In my first attempt at finding the home court advantage, I only accounted for … More The True Magic of Assembly Hall
By Frank Coppola In one of the most tightly contested MVP races in recent history, the 2016 NFL MVP Award belongs to Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, and the numbers prove it. If I could cast my vote for the Top 5 candidates, the list would go as follows: Matt Ryan (Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons) … More Why Matt Ryan is the 2016 NFL MVP – By the Numbers
By Ryan Draghi In 2016, 72,788 NCAA athletes participated in college football, but only an estimated 1.6 percent of these players moved on to compete at the professional level. Indiana wide receiver Mitchell Paige hopes to join this minority group in the 2017 NFL Draft next April. Although he is projected to go undrafted next … More Defying Odds
Phillies fans rejoice – your team is no longer in fire sale mode. While it would be premature to say the Phillies are no longer rebuilding, the team’s work so far this offseason indicates that the organization is setting higher expectations for the season to come. All of the Phillies’ offseason transactions add pieces to … More Analyzing the Phillies’ Offseason, 2017 Edition