Player From Each Team with the Most to Prove in 2017

It’s Thursday and football season is finally upon us. While the talent level of some players are well-known, others have either not fulfilled their potential yet, are oft-injured or have been, by all accounts, terrible in their pro careers. Here are 32 players who have the most to prove in 2017: Arizona Cardinals – Tyrann…

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The Curious Roster Status of Juan Nicasio Comes to an End

Potentially tying a bow on one of the more odd transaction storylines in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies traded reliever Juan Nicasio to the Cardinals for their No. 19 prospect, second baseman Eliezer Alvarez. Nicasio has been one of baseball’s most effective relievers this season, owning a 2.79 ERA and 61 strikeouts across 61 1/3 frames…

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Joe Crowley Introduces Rent Relief Act

U.S. Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) formally introduced H.R. 3670: Rent Relief Act of 2017, a bill aimed at providing two new refundable tax credits to people who live in rental housing. The bill was initially announced on Aug. 21 and does not include any co-sponsors. According to Crowley’s press release, 111 million Americans live in…

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The Best Starting Lineup in Baseball This Year

Last week, we unveiled the worst lineup in baseball in terms of WAR, and the list was surprising as it included six former All-Stars, a former MVP and a former No. 1 overall draft pick. While those players have struggled in 2017, here are the players who the SABR gods have smiled at this year….

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Three Options to Replace LeGarrette Blount

The Eagles find themselves with a running back dilemma after a poor preseason by LeGarrette Blount. His 2.8 yards per carry average back up the preseason struggles. Blount is 30 and coming off the biggest workload of his career. The Eagles would save $850,000 by cutting Blount. Trading Blount would save $1.05 million. Blount has…

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The Lakers Tampering Punishment is Ridiculous

Today, the NBA announced their punishment for the Lakers for tampering with then Indiana Pacer Paul George. Let’s see how it turned out:   The Lakers’ crime in this tampering case that costs them $500k, I’m told, is GM Rob Pelinka having communication with Paul George’s agent. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 31, 2017 That’s…

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The Worst Starting Lineup in Baseball This Year

Yesterday, Fivethirtyeigtht released an eye-popping story: Albert Pujols is the worst player in baseball. For anyone who has been watching baseball for the past decade-plus, this is a shocker. Pujols has been one of the most feared hitters of this generation and is Cooperstown-bound. He may have taken notice because he slugged two home runs…

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Joe Haden Isn’t the Player He Once Was

After aggressively trying to trade him, the Browns have released former Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden. Haden was selected seventh overall by the Browns in 2010 and was a very good player to start his career. He made the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2014 and was named second-team All-Pro in 2013. He was solid…

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For the Lions, Stafford’s New Deal is Worth Every Cent

After months of negotiation, the Detroit Lions announced a mega deal last night for quarterback Matthew Stafford, the largest deal in NFL history.   We have agreed to terms with QB Matthew Stafford on a five-year contract extension through the 2022 season. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 29, 2017 The $127 million pact on the…

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