Bulls-Knicks Trade Analysis

Photo Credit: redsarmy.com Phil Jackson, general manager of the New York Knicks, has done it again, trading for 2011 NBA MVP point guard Derrick Rose.  This move required the Knicks to get rid of center Robin Lopez, point guard Jose Calderon, and point guard Jerian Grant.  Additionally, the Knicks received shooting guard Justin Holiday and a 2017 2nd round pick.  This trade with the Chicago Bulls has strengthened New … Continue reading Bulls-Knicks Trade Analysis

Cavaliers-Warriors Game 7

Photo Credit: NBA Lead.com With LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the verge of coming all the way back from being down 3 games to 1, they have the Golden State Warriors second-guessing their entire approach to containing Cleveland’s offense.  Golden State, being the home team for Game 7, are still the favorite to win- but not by much. After a dominating victory by … Continue reading Cavaliers-Warriors Game 7

Cavaliers-Warriors Game 5

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report.com Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers desperately need a win.  Even if they somehow win tonight, they would still have to the next two games.  It would take a miracle for the Cavaliers to somehow win their next three games against the Golden Sate Warriors.  Excluding the Cavaliers’ dominant win in Game 3, they have struggled this series.  … Continue reading Cavaliers-Warriors Game 5

The Case for Bumgarner in the HR Derby

Photo Credit: Deadspin.com With 11 home runs in the past 2 seasons plus this one (175 at-bats), San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner actually has a solid argument of being in this year’s MLB Home Run Derby.  To compare Bumgarner’s hitting with others’ hitting, in 173 at-bats this season 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper has hit 13 home runs, and fellow star … Continue reading The Case for Bumgarner in the HR Derby

Cavaliers-Warriors Game 2

Photo Credit: http://nbalead.com/2016/04/20/cavs-can-beat-warriors/ For LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, tonight is a game they must win. Losing would mean going down 2-0 in a series to a team that boasted the best regular season record of all time.  This is not something many teams could dig their way out of.  The only way possible, it seems, to beat Stephen Curry and his Golden State … Continue reading Cavaliers-Warriors Game 2

Oklahoma City vs. Golden State Game 7

Photo Credit: NBA.com Down 3-1 in the series, the Golden State Warriors have a chance to cap off their comeback bid in their own building tonight at 9 P.M. ET.  As expected, their last victory came thanks to hot shooting, with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combining for 72 points. On the other side, the Oklahoma City Thunder have two arguably top-ten players in Russell Westbrook and … Continue reading Oklahoma City vs. Golden State Game 7

Ex-Convict Matt Bush Makes Season Debut For Rangers

Photo Credit: ESPN He was in jail for 51 months.  He struggled with an alcohol addiction for almost 10 years.  He has a 98-MPH fastball.  His name is Matt Bush. Drafted first overall as a shortstop in the 2004 draft, Matt Bush had all of the tools scouts look for-a cannon for an arm, speed, and a solid bat.  Later converted to a pitcher, he … Continue reading Ex-Convict Matt Bush Makes Season Debut For Rangers

Mondesi Suspended 50 Games

Photo Credit: Kansas City.com Kansas City Royals prospect infielder Raul Mondesi has received a 50-game suspension due to a performance-enhancing substance, Clenbuterol, found in his over-the-counter cold medicine.  The interesting part about this case, however, is that it is the first time an MLB player has received a reduced punishment due to an unintended misuse of a substance.  While the typical suspension for using this … Continue reading Mondesi Suspended 50 Games

Marlins-Pirates Puerto Rico Games May Be Moved

Photo Credit: mlb.com According to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, the final announcement on whether the Miami Marlins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates games will be played in Puerto Rico will be made Monday, at the latest. The games are scheduled for May 30th and 31st in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The main reason the games may be moved to Miami, who is the official home team for both games, … Continue reading Marlins-Pirates Puerto Rico Games May Be Moved

Conley Almost Throws No-No

Photo Credit: ESPN Adam Conley, 4 outs away from history, grimaced as he saw manager Don Mattingly make his way out to the mound.  With 116 pitches under his belt, Mattingly had to make a tough, yet inevitable, decision; pull him. Last year, there were only 40 120+ pitch performances, and only 1 came in April.  Conley, a talented young lefty for the Miami Marlins, … Continue reading Conley Almost Throws No-No

Twins Send Down Buxton

Photo Credit: ESPN With Danny Santana and Alex Meyer back on the Minnesota Twins’ roster, they have decided to send 22-year-old center fielder Byron Buxton down to Triple-A Rochester.  Byron has batted .156 with 24 strikeouts in 45 at-bats this year in the majors.  Buxton, originally a top prospect at the beginning of the year, has disappointed many this season. ~MLB Writer, Daniel Croll~   Continue reading Twins Send Down Buxton

Red Sox Lose to Rays in High Scoring Affair

Photo Credit: http://westgateevents.com/event/red-sox-vs-rays/ With a less-than-stellar performance from ace David Price, the Boston Red Sox fell to the hands of the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays’ offense was running on all cylinders, with 15 hits.  The Red Sox matched that total with 15 hits themselves, yet still were unable to come away with the victory. This loss for the Red Sox puts their record the … Continue reading Red Sox Lose to Rays in High Scoring Affair

Yankees Overcome Mariners

Photo Credit: Asia Times The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners, headlined by only 2 earned runs (and 1 unearned run) over 7 innings for Masahiro Tanaka and Alex Rodriguez breaking out of his hitting slump with a big 2-run homer.  Hisashi Iwakuma pitched decent, allowing 4 runs in 7 innings. After gaining a 4-3 lead after the seventh, New York was able to … Continue reading Yankees Overcome Mariners

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Photo Credit: http://fox61.com/2016/04/04/villanova-and-unc-square-off-for-the-national-championship/ From March Madness to Opening Day, today is a big day in the sports world.  If you ask a true sports fan (no, this is not a Direct TV commercial) their favorite time of the year, more than likely they will tell you the beginning of April.  No matter what leagues and sports you follow, it is an exciting time of year.  … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Syracuse-North Carolina Preview

Photo Credit: http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2016/02/you_grade_the_orange_rate_syracuse_basketball_teams_performance_at_north_carolin.html Once again, Syracuse, a 10-seed, has beaten the odds and somehow found their way to the Final Four.  North  Carolina, the only 1-seed remaining, has won each of their NCAA Tournament games by at least 14 points, a significant margin.  Tonight, they will square off in Houston.  Not only is it an interesting match up, but it has historical significance written all … Continue reading Syracuse-North Carolina Preview

Miller Fractures Wrist

Photo Credit: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25169388/yankees-closer-andrew-miller-takes-the-subway-to-yankee-stadium New York Yankees closer Andrew Miller has fractured his right wrist after being struck by a line drive hit up the middle in the seventh inning of a Braves-Yankees game earlier today.  He is out indefinitely for now, but the timetable for his return will be clearer over time.  This is a devastating blow to the Yankees, who will already be missing … Continue reading Miller Fractures Wrist

Syracuse-Virginia Preview

Photo Credit: Syracuse.com Tonight at 6:09 ET, the Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Cavaliers will face off, both teams with Final Four intentions. The winner will play either the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or the North Carolina Tar Heels. With the sudden death format of March Madness, anything can happen. 1-Seeded Virginia, who have won all three of their games by an average margin of … Continue reading Syracuse-Virginia Preview

MLB World Series Predictions

Photo Credit: http://www.betvega.com/world-series-odds/ With 2 straight trips to the MLB’s Fall Classic, the Kansas City Royals will look to defend their title.  With a solid young core, unbelievable energy, and a team-first mindset, they have a great chance to repeat this year.  Manager Ned Yost’s contract extension locks him up through 2018.  As always, they will be fun to watch, and rack up lots of W’s. One … Continue reading MLB World Series Predictions

Syracuse-Middle Tennessee Preview

Photo Credit: rantsports.com Tonight, 10-seeded Syracuse will face off against 15-seeded Middle Tennessee.  The winner will then play 11-seeded Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.  Syracuse, coming off a powerful win against Dayton, will look to use that momentum to help them overcome Middle Tennessee.  Middle Tennessee is only the eighth 15-seed to ever advance to the round of 32.  Only one 15-seed has ever made … Continue reading Syracuse-Middle Tennessee Preview

Sale’s Comments on LaRoche Conflict

  Photo credit: Wikipedia Chicago White Sox ace pitcher Chris Sale stated in an interview earlier today that him and his teammates were lied to by Vice President Kenny Williams.  When telling players about the conflict with designated hitter Adam LaRoche, Sale said that Williams told 3 different stories on why LaRoche’s son would not be allowed in the clubhouse anymore. Sale stated, “We got … Continue reading Sale’s Comments on LaRoche Conflict