What Happens to James McCann?

Today, the Chicago White Sox agreed to a four year, $73 million deal with catcher Yasmani Grandal, the largest deal in club history. But what happens now to incumbent catcher James McCann? McCann, 29, joined the White Sox last season after spending his first five seasons with the Tigers and paid immediate for Chicago, making…

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Washington Failed Jay Gruden

After an 0-5 start punctuated by a 33-7 drubbing at home by the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins have fired head coach Jay Gruden. However, given the team’s peripherals, he was never truly given a chance to succeed. Washington entered the week unsure of who would even start at quarterback. Case Keenum was in…

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“Joker” Brings Us the Comic Book Era’s “Taxi Driver”

Four years after fellow comedy director Adam McKay made his dramatic debut with The Big Short, veteran comedy director Todd Phillips finally made his foray into drama with Joker, a gritty thriller that is reminiscent of Martin Scorcese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a mentally unstable man living in poverty with his mother…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 4 Edition

Order for the 2020 NFL mock draft is based on current standings. 1. Miami Dolphins – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia) I am one of the few who is not sold on Miami moving on so quickly from Josh Rosen. Rosen hasn’t been great, but he has shown flashes of potential and has good ball placement, but…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 2 Edition

Draft order for the 2020 NFL mock draft based on current standings. 1. Jacksonville Jaguars – A.J. Epensa (EDGE/Iowa) With Nick Foles signing a big deal last spring, quarterback isn’t an option here. Instead, Jacksonville pivots to the pass rush, a position they have invested heavily in, but could lose their star player, Yannick Ngakoue,…

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2020 NFL Mock Draft – Week 1 Edition

Draft order is based on current standings. 1. Jacksonville Jaguars – Andrew Thomas (OT/Georgia) The Jaguars signed Nick Foles to a big deal this summer, so quarterback is unlikely and they have so much talent along the defensive line it is hard to imagine they draft another player. They selected Jawaan Taylor in the second…

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What Does the Stroman Trade Mean for the Mets?

The New York Mets made a splash just ahead of the trade deadline, acquiring Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson. The deal comes as a surprise as the Mets were seen as deadline sellers, with the biggest name available being hurler Noah Syndergaard. But the…

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Are the Phillies in Trouble?

The Phillies capped off their West Coast trip by winning their final two games against the Padres, but there is much to be concerned following a road trip that saw them lose five consecutive games, suffer yet another injury in the outfield, lose a key bullpen arm and see their division lead dwindle to just…

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“Rocketman” Fails to Blast Off

Released just six months after Bohemian Rhapsody, it’s hard for the Elton John fantasy-biopic Rocketman to escape comparisons to the Queen biopic, and while I had mixed feelings about Bohemian Rhapsody, it is a significantly better film overall than Rocketman. Taron Egerton, who has been connected to Elton John before by covering “I’m Still Standing” in Sing and starring alongside John…

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