The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent the better part of the last five seasons as the National League’s sole consistently great team, while still somehow finding a way to come up short in the end more times than not. I believe the Dodgers’ recent run can best be summarized by a common description of their […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Dodgers"
The Los Angeles Angels are spoiling the primes of the best pure talent baseball has seen since Ken Griffey Jr. and the most enigmatic spectacle in the game since Babe Ruth. As a fan of the game and these players, I am genuinely appalled that I haven’t seen Mike Trout in a playoff game since […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Angels"
Baseball’s inaugural franchise has had something of a troubling recent stretch. Their consistent mediocrity has been the only constant in a division that seemingly has a new top team every other year. In 2021, the Reds yet again managed to somehow both exceed expectations and still end up as the NL Central’s third place team. […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Reds"
Wow isn’t that just weird to type… Don’t recognize the name? Well it’s new for 2022, and will replace the longtime “Indians” moniker for the Cleveland-based baseball team. Now let me go on the record here and just state that I am 100% in favor of the name change, this was long overdue and people […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Guardians"
What can you say about the 2021 New York Mets that their fans themselves have not already said? The team went from wildly outperforming even the most optimistic expectations through the All-Star break, to becoming one of the most abysmal franchises in baseball yet again by the season’s closing days. With this year being what […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Mets"
The 2021 season can only be looked back on for the New York Yankees with sheer disappointment: They were heavily favored to run the table in their division…and barely finished third They had a healthy Judge & Stanton…and were middle of the pack in run production and slugging They had Gerrit Cole pitch in 31 […]Read more "The Offseason Dissection of the Yankees"
Minnesota Timberwolves – Anthony Edwards, SG The Minnesota Timberwolves won the Draft Lottery on Thursday Night, and in a year with no clear-cut number one pick, they have the unenviable position of trying to guesstimate which of the draft’s big three works best for them. For all intents and purposes, I think it has to […]Read more "NBA Mock Draft 2020"
What could’ve happened with certain tweaks in the historical timeline of professional sports. What if Mickey Mantle hadn’t crashed head on into Joe DiMaggio, ending the latter’s career almost instantly? What if the Lakers never traded for Kobe, allowing him to remain with the Michael Jordan owned Hornets? What if Tony Romo had been traded […]Read more "Into the Multiverse: Cole’s a Yankee “Today. Tomorrow. Forever.”"
It has become something of an accepted idea around Major League Baseball that similar to the Boston Red Sox in the American League, the Chicago Cubs will likely be this Winter’s biggest sellers in the National League. In an effort to trim down their budget as we creep towards 2020, the 2016 World Series Champs […]Read more "On the Block: Kris Bryant"
First and foremost, add me to the list of perennial Bryce Harper detractors. At this point in his career, I refuse to credit him as being anything more than a good (not great) hitter whose hype far exceeded his production. Nonetheless I can acknowledge something very impactful that Harper did, aside from bringing a title […]Read more "How Harper set the Pitching Market"