Ranking All Starting First Basemen Heading Into the 2018 Season

As part of a continuing series, I will be ranking the starters at each position heading into this season. See my ranking for starting catchers here. 30. Ian Desmond, Colorado Rockies 29. Adrian Gonzalez, New York Mets 28. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox Gonzalez is coming off a nightmare 2017. Lack of production and injuries…

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Ranking the MLB Catchers Heading Into the 2018 Season

With Opening Day (still, inconceivably, not an American holiday) looming, I will be putting together a list of each team’s starts by position. We begin the series at Catcher. 30. Matt Wieters, Washington Nationals 29. Jonathan Lucroy, Oakland Athletics 28. Francisco Cervelli, Pittsburgh Pirates 27. Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays 26. Brian McCann, Houston Astros…

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The Giants Need to Draft a Quarterback at No. 2

Last year, a lethal combination of devastating injuries, inept coaching, poor on-field play and turmoil in the locker room was a perfect storm for the Giants as they fell from a returning playoff team to a 3-13 squad who fired their head coach and general manager midseason. Now, with the No. 2 pick in the…

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2018 NFL Cap Casualty Candidates

Due to the nature of NFL contracts not being guaranteed, it’s incredibly common for players to be cut midway through their deals, especially if they are underperforming of if a team is in dire straits to get under the cap. While many players could remain with the team by restructuring their deals, others will just…

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What We’ve Learned from the Alex Smith Trade

While the trade can’t be official until March 14, The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor broke the news last night that the Chiefs are trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins. In a move that has all sorts of implications, Kansas City will receive a third-round draft pick and Kendall Fuller as compensation as well…

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In Defense of Marcus Williams

I fully understand that “eyes to thighs” is an old tackling cliche and I understand that on the final play of the Saints NFC Divisional Round loss to Minnesota, safety Marcus Williams had poor fundamentals. Some would say it is endemic of all NFL tackling. This is very true and more noticeable on bad defenses….

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The MLB Hot Stove is Freezing Cold

From a free agency perspective, this has been one of the most underwhelming offseasons in MLB history. Pitchers and catchers report in 25 days and yet still most of the top free agents remain unsigned. Baseball’s biggest action has come via the trade market where teams like the Yankees, Astros and Giants have made most…

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2017 NFL Award Winners

Much has changed since our midseason awards, and our official award recipients reflect this. Each selection was made by a three-person panel consisting of contributors who have written by the NFL over the course of the 2017 NFL season. MVP – Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams (Unanimous selection) Gurley endured a sophomore slump last season,…

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My Unofficial Hall of Fame Ballot

Currently, voters are making their selections for the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame class. So far, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome look like they will be enshrined while Edgar Martinez also has a good chance to make it in. On the other side, Johan Santana and Johnny Damon are in danger of…

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