Lance Rinker

  • joined Mar 01, 2013
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
  • posts 63
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Lance has a passion for radio and news and has experience on-air working as a sports talk host for KVCE, news anchor for WBAP, one of the most well-known news radio stations in Dallas/Fort Worth, produces and hosts his own sports talk show for Baltimore Sports and Life, and is the Managing Editor for Konsume.

His goal is to be recognized as the best in news reporting and he aspires to win a Pulitzer or two across multiple fields of journalism.

You can catch Lance on twitter @LanceMRinker.

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  • MLB Baltimore Orioles
  • NBA Washington Wizards
  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAF West Virginia Mountaineers
  • NCAAB Maryland Terrapins
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • MMA Georges St-Pierre
  • Tennis Andre Aggasi
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User Blog

Dear Jim Leyland, in baseball, Statistics Matter


Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wants to believe, as he did during the All-Star break, that how many wins a pitcher has is important and tells us something incredibly useful when evaluating that player's performance.

An Inside Look at Umpiring: Talking to Brent Rice


There are many misconceptions when it comes to what the role of the umpire is in Major League Baseball. I spoke with Brent Rice from the Wendelstedt Umpire School for a more thorough understanding of an umpire's role.

TSSS 8/29/13: All About the Division and Wild Card


Every division leader but the St. Louis Cardinals either gained ground on the teams behind them or didn't lose any. The four teams currently holding onto the top two spots in the wild card chase put a bit more distance on the teams behind them.

TSSS 08/23/13: Clayton Kershaw is in Beast Mode


Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate and is on pace for some historic numbers. There were a few other great pitching performances worth mentioning yesterday as well, and the Washington Nationals continue to prove their manager wrong.

TSSS 08/21/13: Exciting Baseball and 4,000 Hits!!!


Nine of yesterday's 12 games had an average leverage index greater than one, which means we were able to watch some exciting baseball yesterday. Oh, and some guy named Ichiro reached a rare milestone with the New York Yankees -- 4,000 career hits!

TSSS 08/16/13: Walk-Off and Blow Out Friday!


Friday's action had a little bit of everything. Walk-offs, blow outs, double-digit slug-fests. Some playoff races got tighter while other contenders fell a little further behind.

TSSS 08/15/13: Pinch-hitting success!


Don't expect the St. Louis Cardinals to give up any time soon, the Kansas City Royals are fading, and players pinch-hitting with success.



Five different games went into extra innings, one team managed to get three walk-off wins in a row, Alfonso Soriano had a grand career day, and Jason Giambi can still swing a bat.

Regression spells trouble for certain contenders


What pitchers are likely to perform the worst down the stretch for their respective teams. More specifically, what starting pitchers are likely to perform worse than they have been down the stretch for teams in playoff contention?

TSSS 08/09/2013: Offense, Lots of Offense!


We had blow outs! We had pitching duels! We had extra-inning nail biters!

TSSS 08/08: Bruce Chen dominates you!


There are plenty of interesting happenings across baseball. Big Time Timmy Jim could be back to his old self. The Pittsburgh Pirates are baseball's best, and Bruce Chen proves that ain't nobody got time for the Boston Red Sox.

TSSS 8/7/13: AL MVP Explosion


Chris Davis blasted another home run, two games finished in dramatic fashion in extra innings, and two other games were decided in the ninth inning.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/2/2013: 1% is enough


We were able to enjoy a true pitching duel between Matt Cain and Cole Hamels, the St. Louis Cardinals got their revenge, and a team with a one percent chance to win their game in the bottom of the ninth actually won.

The Smallest Sample Size 8/1/13: Exciting action!


We were treated to some truly amazing games yesterday and I get to recap them all for you in today's "The Smallest Sample Size."

Should MLB contracts be more easily voided?


Now that the first domino (Ryan Braun) has fallen in the Anthony Bosch PED scandal there are certainly more suspensions coming. Should contracts be voided as a result?

SaberSphere 7/25: Cole, Wieters, Kemp


Gerrit Cole is possibly anti-strikeout, Bud Selig finally gets on board with equal rights, and there are plenty of trade rumors floating about.

SaberSphere 7/22: Pedroia, Beltran, & Sabermetrics


Every Monday morning we bring you the best and the brightest from around BtBS and the rest of the interweb.

SaberSphere 07/15: Lincecum, Davis, the ASG


The All-Star Game is finally upon us and this year's game feels somewhat different than previous years. There's quite a bit of fresh meat in the game this time around and the Home Run Derby is set up to provide a great display of power.

The First Ever All-Star Game


We step back in time a bit to look at how the All-Star Game came about and what it was supposed to mean, and did, then.

SaberSphere 7/8: Kipnis, Trade Rumors, ASG


A lot has happened over the past week in baseball. The All-Star Game rosters have been announced, a couple of trades have been completed with another likely on the way, and Buster Posey got to bat twice in a row.

SaberSphere 7/1: Crush Davis and a Dutch Oven


If you managed to watch any baseball game involving the Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, or Yasiel Puig then you surely weren't disappointed.

2013 AL MVP Debate: Cabrera vs. Trout vs. Davis


The battle for the 2012 American League MVP award was one that went down to the wire and we're still talking about the results. This year's MVP battle has two familiar faces as well as a one new one.

SaberSphere 6/24: MLB Sued, Next MLB City, Podcast


The Beyond the Box Score band of merry analysts has put together some great research and pieces to the current happenings around the baseball world once again.

SaberSphere 6/10: MLB Draft & Lineup Optimization


There has been a lot of great, original research done by the BtBS staff this past week. The only way to top what everyone has done is probably to put together one of those Harlem Shake videos.

SaberSphere 06/02: Podcast, Delays, and a Shark


If you want to hear the voice of a future movie start then listen to the BtBS podcast and if you are more of the reading type then be sure to check out all that today's edition of the SaberSphere has to offer.

Talking to a Sabermagician: Colin Wyers


Colin Wyers is well known, and well respected, within the Sabermetric community for his previous and current contributions to the field of Sabermetrics. He took the time to drop some #want and knowledge on us.

Sabermetrics: The Destroyer of Dustin Ackley


Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge made a comment that incensed a portion of the sabermetric community and it began a whirlwind of angry comments, insults, and mocking towards him. Whether you agree with him or not, it's possible he's right.

SaberSphere 05/27:WAR, The Draft, and Gausman


There has been some great work published here at Beyond the Box Score over the past week. Things that go into the merits of WAR -- and its alternatives, to the pros and cons of the MLB draft, and the debut of a top prospect.

Match-Up of the Night: Indians @ Red Sox


Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had a triumphant return to Boston yesterday as the Indians beat the Red Sox 12-3. This has the makings to be a great match-up and that's why it's the one I feel deserves the title of Match-Up of the Night.

There Is No Cutter: A Kevin Gausman Arsenal


Sometimes a pitcher can throw a certain pitch that looks like another pitch and it can be a bit misleading when you're watching him do it. That is the case with Kevin Gausman and his slider.

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