2017 NBA Mock Draft

1. Boston Celtics – Markelle Fultz (PG/Washington) There is a really good chance that Boston will trade this pick in order to land someone like Jimmy Butler or Paul George, but if they stand pat, the pick will likely be Fultz, especially with LaVar Ball doing everything he can to ensure that his son winds…

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Pekka Rinne was in Another World Last Night

After Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Predators looked done. Pittsburgh played poorly in Game 1 and still managed five goals and then dominated Game 2 before the series went to Nashville. Nashville took Game 3 and tied the series last night in Game 4, dismantling Pittsburgh 4-1 due much in part to…

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Cy Young Watch – Week 9

After a two-week break, we’re back, but not much has seemed to change. The Good: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) and Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) A short stint on the disabled list hasn’t slowed down Keuchel, whose 1.67 ERA is second in the league to James Paxton – who has started four less games. His 0.872 WHIP is…

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2017 MLB Mock Draft

1. Minnesota Twins – Kyle Wright (RHP/Vanderbilt) Minnesota is apparently torn between Wright and Louisville two-way player Brandon McKay, but Wright seems to be the safer pick of the two. The Twins lack pitchers who can punch out batters and while the rotation at the MLB level has played better than expected, it’s hard to…

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Three Up, Three Down – Catcher Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  The series kicks off behind the dish. Who is the top catcher in the game today? AY: First question we get is a softball in my humble opinion. Buster Posey is a surefire Hall of Famer in his prime….

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Team of Virtue

In 2016, the Arizona Diamondbacks were at a crossroad. A slow start put the Diamondbacks nine games under .500, and 13.5 games back in the division … by July. An exciting off-season was headlined by the signing of former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke away from their division rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. General manager…

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Are the Capitals and Ovechkin on the Verge of a Divorce?

When a team makes a first overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft, that gifted and talented player is thought to become a savior of the failing franchise. Many former first overall players have become very successful with the franchise that called their name and made the selection. Sidney Crosby was selected first in 2005, and…

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Ranking All 30 MLB Pitching Rotations

During the offseason, the New York Mets pitching staff looked to be the best in baseball, in terms of both talent and depth. Plus, their starting pitchers were all young. Unfortunately, things went downhill once the season started, injuries eviscerated their depth, Matt Harvey continued to decline and now the Mets starting pitchers have the…

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Cy Young Watch – Week 6

Halfway through May, the contenders and pretenders across the MLB are beginning to take shape. Can these pitchers keep it up until October? The Good: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) and Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) For the first time this year, Keuchel has topped our AL Cy Young rankings, surpassing the red-hot Chris Sale. While Keuchel’s strikeout numbers…

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The Way Too Early MLB All-Star Ballot

Is it too early to be voting for the MLB All-Star teams? Major League Baseball certainly doesn’t think the sample size is too small. So without further ado, here are the players that basically had a hot streak to begin the 2017 season. AL Catcher – Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals) The lone bright spot…

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