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Lance Rinker

  • joined Mar 01, 2013
  • last login Aug 05, 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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  • NFL Washington Redskins
  • NCAAF West Virginia Mountaineers
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  • MMA Georges St-Pierre
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User Blog

Much Ado About Bunting

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What makes a player a good, or successful, bunter? Is it because they have good to great speed? Is it because there truly is a skill associated with laying down a good bunt?

SaberSphere 5/20: Price, Gregg, & the BtBS Podcast

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The Tampa Bay Rays lose David Price but continue rolling along, Kevin Gregg is a dominant closer again, and the BtBS Podcast is all new.

SaberSphere 05/13: Rizzo Paid, Kazmir, and Umpires

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We're reviewing some of the work done by umpires over the last few days, figuring out how Scott Kazmir has become a productive member of the Cleveland Indians rotation, and the BtBS podcast crew...

SaberSphere: 05/06: Harper, Halladay, and Baseball

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In this edition of SaberSphere we get into some amazing research done by members of the BtBS staff, Ken Woolums and Lee Trocinski, we look at illegal pitches, and wonder whether Roy Halladay will...

Can Aaron Hicks get back on track?

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What can Aaron Hicks do to get back on track for the Minnesota Twins and provide that spark to their offense?

SaberSphere 4/29: Darvish and Replacement Level

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Are you ready to find out who may be comparable to Pedro Martinez at this point in the season? How about reading how the unification of replacement level came about between FanGraphs and Baseball...

Talking Replacement Level With Sean Forman

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Sean Forman is the President of Sports Reference LLC and the creator of the beloved Baseball Reference website. I would like to thank him for taking the time to speak with me regarding replacement...

Do longer at-bats lead to more wins?

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The ability to work the count and be patient at the plate is a highly praised skill in baseball. But does it actually lead to more wins?

Figuring Out the Strike Zone and Umpire Run Values

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We're able to evaluate quite a bit in baseball and the strike zones called by umpires are no different. Should we begin looking at, and judging, missed calls based on their run values?

SaberSphere 4/22: Jeter and someone steals first

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I was witness to something I've never seen in baseball before, Jean Segura stole first base, which is pretty cool. We've got a good amount of weekend baseball stories to go over on today's...

Team Building: Superstar(s) and Fringe

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Is it better to build a team around one or two superstar players or is it better to build a team full of average to slightly above average players?

SaberSphere 04/15: Red Sox, Injuries, and #42

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If you missed this past weekend's action of baseball and BtBS research then you're in luck because we have it all right here for you. We're talking the actual cost of "the brawl", research on Derek...

SaberSphere 4/08: Trout, Yankees, and GIFs!

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Did the Los Angeles Angles really try to bunt Mike Trout to second base? Are the New York Yankees able to be fixed? We've also got plenty of wild baseball GIFs and podcast shows to talk about.

SaberSphere 04/01: Platoons, Posey, & Predictions!

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Buster Posey signs a mega-deal with the San Francisco Giants, there are predictions to look over and follow through the season, and some platoon and power breakout candidate research had some...

2013 Team Preview: Colorado Rockies

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The Rockies ran into some injury problems last season, or more like injuries just found anyone who put on a uniform, but the hope is a healthy roster will lead to better results.

Is Game Theory really the next Moneyball?

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Game theory is a new way of doing things in baseball, or at least it could be a way to maximize strategy if more people within the game knew about it and could actually understand it.

SaberSphere 3/25: Wells, Dickey, MLB Sues

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Major League Baseball has decided to sue Biogenesis, some wonder if pitching after R.A. Dickey can help your performance, the New York Yankees make a move, and there's some fine research to review.

2013 Team Preview: Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers were, once again, early favorites to contend for a World Series championship in 2012. Instead they left their fans disappointed and have had a very questionable offseason. What...

Where have all the first basemen gone?

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First basemen across baseball have not been producing nearly as much as they used to, and one has to wonder: what happened? First base is a position known for towering home runs and nearly instant...

Is Russell Martin the Difference Maker?

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It's not often that one player can make a huge difference for a team that is viewed as "average" but Russell Martin can be that player for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2013 Team Preview: Washington Nationals

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The Washington Nationals surprised many by posting the best record in baseball last season. They're coming into the 2013 season with a "World Series or Bust" mentality thanks to manager Davey Johnson.

SaberSphere 3/18: Teixeira, Hamels, and the WBC

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There has been quite bit happening around the baseball landscape this past week and part of it involves teams naming Opening Day starters, New York Yankees continuing to be humbled by the Baseball...

A Magic Number to Increase Your Odds of Winning

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There are so many numbers in baseball that it can seem overwhelming but there's actually one number in particular that is a good determinant as to whether your team will win or not and at what rate.

SaberSphere 03/14: Kemp, Lincecum, and the Braves

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We once again bring together the best and brightest of the SaberSphere. Matt Kemp and a few other players are getting animated. Will Tim Lincecum's new snazzy hair cut help him on the mound? Can...

Can We Predict Minor League Player Success?

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If major league organizations could predict which player, or players, from their minor league system would succeed or fail in the big leagues based on various criteria then every team would be far...

Mariano Rivera is NOT the G.O.A.T.

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It is widely believed that Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer in the history of baseball. It is also believed that there is not a single person who would deny it, let alone even try. Now there is.

Spring Training Stats Are Useless

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Each and every year spring training rolls around and fans and media alike get excited, or disappointed, about a particular player or team's play on the field. But really, what's the point?

2013 Team Preview: Baltimore Orioles

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The Baltimore Orioles shocked all of baseball in 2012 with a surprise playoff run but can they do it again in 2013?

The Colorado Rockies Should Avoid Nolan Arenado

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The Colorado Rockies have a bit of an issue at third base and are flirting with the idea of letting star prospect Nolan Arenado break camp with the big league club and also start at third base....

It's Lights Out for the New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees can't seem to catch a break this spring. First baseman Mark Teixeira is out for upwards of three months to begin the regular season and it's likely the worst has yet to come.

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