By: Edward Egros

baseball

Rangers Deep Cuts

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I'm hosting a new podcast through Vokal Media. "Rangers Deep Cuts" is an analytical perspective into the Texas Rangers where I look at issues facing this ball club, how the numbers illustrate what is or isn't working and how larger dynamics in baseball is affecting those playing in Arlington, TX.

To listen to these episodes,
download the Vokal app, look me up on iTunes or go to Vokal's website.

What is Good Team Chemistry, Anyway?

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We wrap up our unofficial series on the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference discussing something that may not seem analytical at all: team chemistry. What are the intangibles that make players work better together, how do you quantify and recognize the unspoken communication between athletes and how can a team maximize its chemistry by finding the right combination of people?

To explain the theories behind quantifying team chemistry, I spoke to one of the study's authors, Kevin Roberts, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

To listen to this podcast, click here.

To read the paper, click here.