Episode 55: Billy Wagner with Chris Bodig

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Jim is joined by former producer for ESPN's Baseball Tonight and the creator of the website "Cooperstown Cred", Chris Bodig, to break down down the hall of fame candidacy of former MLB Closer Billy Wagner. First, Jim and Chris actually discuss the last season of Wagner's career and just how he left the game at the peak of his powers with a 1.43 ERA (4:42). Next, they compare Wagner to HOFers Dennis Eckersley and Trevor Hoffman and run through an impressive number of statistical lists where Wagner finds himself near the top (17:51). Finally, Chris shares some original research on closers and their usage patterns when it comes to "Save" situations (41:17), before both stating whether or not they believe Wagner deserves a spot in Cooperstown (1:03:58).

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