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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Elias Sports Bureau Boss Seymour Siwoff Had Immeasurable Impact in How We Watch Sports

It’s hard to overstate how significant Elias Sports Bureau is in the way we all watch, read, and learn about sports. Any time you hear something like, “Lamar Jackson is the first player in NFL HISTORY with four TD passes and at least 50 yards rushing in consecutive games,” there’s a high probability that stat originated with Elias. (This one indeed did.)

Jim Furtado Posted: November 30, 2019 at 08:48 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Could Madison Bumgarner’s bad road stats hurt him in MLB free agency?

Madison Bumgarner is entering free agency at a curious time in his career. The longtime Giants ace has built a legendary reputation, but plenty of question marks also surround the 30-year-old.

Bumgarner proved he’s still a workhorse after missing time the previous two seasons with freak injuries. His 34 starts were tied for the MLB lead, and his 207 2/3 innings pitched ranked second in the NL.

But while looking at Bumgarner’s stats from this past season, one thing stands out that could hurt him in free agency and actually help the Giants if they want to bring back the left-hander.

MadBum’s home-road splits were staggering in 2019. He was a completely different pitcher in front of the home crowd at Oracle Park, compared to pitching away from San Francisco.

Mind you, with free agency working as it has lately, will we necessarily be able to tell much of a difference?

 

QLE Posted: October 21, 2019 at 12:30 AM | 3 comment(s)
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