Monthly Archives: March 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine One of the biggest acquisitions the Seattle Mariners made this offseason will not be with them when the season gets underway on Monday. The team announced on Friday that left-handed starter Drew Smyly has been diagnosed with a flexor strain in his elbow and will miss at […]

Posted on March 31, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The St. Louis Cardinals have long been one of the kings of the National League. But with the Chicago Cubs usurping them as the dominant team in the NL Central, the Cardinals are suddenly underdogs. St. Louis has done its best to catch up with the Cubs […]

The Toronto Blue Jays had quite the complicated offseason, as the drama surrounding free agents Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista dragged on for much of the winter. In the end, Bautista returned and Encarnacion left. After all that, how do the Blue Jays look heading into the 2017 season? Rotation Toronto’s rotation had the lowest […]

Posted on March 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Blake Treinen has won one of the most intriguing spring training closer battles baseball has seen in quite some time. The Washington Nationals began spring training without a bona fide closer on their roster, an unusual situation for a team with hopes of competing for a World […]

Posted on March 30, 2017, by Travis Pulver Russell Westbrook is having a historic season; there is no denying that. For some reason, many seem to think he is not worthy of being the league’s MVP this season. Instead, they say James Harden or Kawhi Leonard deserves the honor instead. While their seasons have been […]

Posted on March 30, 2017, by Travis Pulver North Carolina has been there before. In fact, no one has been to the Final Four as many times as they have. The Tar Heels are the picture of excellence in college basketball. They are the program that other programs aspire to become. Oregon hasn’t been this […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Oakland Athletics have endured back to back last place finishes in the AL West, and based on how competitive that division looks this season, they may be staring down the barrel of a third straight season in the basement. Of course, we’ve seen the A’s surprise […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Dodgers have won four straight NL West titles, which is no small feat. However, postseason success has eluded them in that span, with last year’s season ending in the NLCS. Can 2017 be the year that the Dodgers win their first National League pennant […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It took a while, but Major League Baseball has finally levied as suspension against New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia for his domestic violence arrest last October. On Wednesday, MLB announced that Familia has been suspended for the first 15 games of the 2017 season. The announcement […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Travis Pulver Lately, there has been a lot of talk about NBA players taking nights off during the regular season. It has the Commissioner concerned. The networks can’t be happy when their prime-time games end up featuring B-list talent—and neither can the advertisers that bought time during what was […]

Posted on March 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine When spring training began, Delino DeShields Jr. appeared to be an afterthought in the Texas Rangers outfield. He looked destined to get lost in the shuffle after immense struggles throughout the 2016 season. However, with opening day less than a week away, not only has DeShields secured a […]

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