The Best Red Sox Designated Hitters of All Time

Designated hitter is the final position to cover for Red Sox all-time greats. This is a spot that has had a lot of turnover since it came into existence, aside from a certain lovable Papi. The DH did not come into existence until 1973. Many guys have only played for two to three years as […]

Previewing the AFC East

The start of the NFL season is one of the most anticipated times of the year. Fans from across the country take great interest in rooting for their teams and hoping that this will finally be the year that they get to hoist the Lombardi trophy. As we close in on the NFL Kickoff on […]

Analyzing the Kyrie Irving Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics engaged in the biggest trade of the NBA offseason this week when the Cavs sent point guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, the Nets’ unprotected first round pick and other players. The move sent shockwaves across the Eastern Conference as both the Cavs and […]

Looking ahead to the Fall Sports Season

The summer is nearing an end, and that means that the baseball season is also coming to a close. As we wrap up yet another great year in major league baseball, it’s time to take a turn from focusing on baseball betting to thinking about the fall sports and what wagers can be made in the […]

Betting on Your Favorite Basketball Game Just Got Easier: Tips for Beginners

There are a lot of sports you can bet on – European football (soccer for the Americans), American football, baseball, and basketball being the most popular. Naturally, should you want to put a wager on these sports, it’s important to know how those sports are played and what makes a winning team. If you’re a […]

Is Sonny Gray Worth the Blockbuster Price?

Why is everyone talking about Sonny Gray? If you have steered clear of MLB related news for two years, that question might not make sense to you. But the Sonny Gray of two years ago isn’t exactly the same Sonny people are seeing today. Looking at the baseball odds offered by major sportsbooks, it seems like […]

Can the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series Champions?

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Prince Fielder and All That Money in Baseball

When the news broke earlier this week that the incredibly fun and one-of-a-kind Prince Fielder‘s playing career would prematurely end, there were a lot of sad reactions, understandably, and a lot of shocked ones — and a handful of bad, bad, bad takes with regard to the amount of money Fielder is making, and will continue […]

The Designated Hitter and the Baseball You’re Used To: A Survey

The topic of the week appears to be the possibly-someday-coming universal DH rule, and there’s plenty to read about it. I enjoyed all of this from Grant Brisbee — as I enjoy everything Grant writes — but this part early on got me thinking: I’m a huge supporter of pitchers hitting for the same reason most […]

The Guys You Couldn’t Even Vote For, 2016

There’s no cliche in baseball along the lines of Hollywood’s “it’s an honor just to be nominated,” as far as I know, but there is a certain cachet attached to a player seeing his name on the BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot. One hopes that the likes of Mark Grudzielanek and Mike Lowell didn’t spend […]

Believe it or not, Cuddyer and the Mets have some history on their side

A whole lot has happened since November 10, 2014, when Michael Cuddyer became one of the first notable team-shifting free agent signings of the offseason. You might even think a lot has happened that’d be more interesting to talk about in March than the Michael Cuddyer signing, and you’d probably be right, but to you, […]

Derek Jeter’s First Drafts of His Retirement Letter

Yesterday, Derek Jeter announced his retirement from baseball at the end of 2014 through a heartfelt Facebook post. But that post, in which he thanks the fans of New York and discusses his career, was actually the result of a lot of trial and error.  Here were his earlier attempts:    So, uhh, I guess […]

Ken Gurnick’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ballot

I bet Ken Gurnick is actually a hell of a guy. I bet he’s smart, and hard-working, and often thoughtful. I bet he’s kind to pets and babies and houseplants and the elderly. A lot of writers I tend to respect, including Ken Rosenthal, Dylan Hernandez and Eric Stephen, speak very highly of him.  Here’s […]

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