Captain America: Civil War Review

I don’t know this “Marvel Comics” fellow personally, but I’m worried about him.  This guy’s been churning out films nonstop, and it’s taking a toll on his work.  The originality and entertainment factor of his movies has been ludicrously inconsistent.  Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men: First Class get three thumbs up from me (thanks to the help of some useful prosthesis), but Thor, … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War Review

Ian Desmond’s Offensive Resurgence Allows Rangers to Pursue Padres’ Tyson Ross

The Texas Rangers took somewhat of a chance on Ian Desmond over the offseason, inking him to a 1-year, $8 million deal to learn LF. Expectations were low after Desmond floundered in his contract year with the Washington Nationals, but obviously, he is now a key piece of a Rangers’ lineup with a lot of talent. We can talk about how good Ian Desmond has been … Continue reading Ian Desmond’s Offensive Resurgence Allows Rangers to Pursue Padres’ Tyson Ross

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Penguins and Blues Looking to be Favorites

The second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs is in the books. The San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning are the last four teams standing. We’ll take a look at how each team won their series and advanced to the semifinals. Tampa Bay Lightning defeat New York Islanders (4-1) In the shortest series of the second round, the Lightning made … Continue reading NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Penguins and Blues Looking to be Favorites

New Team, New Leonys Martin

Under the tutelage of Seattle Mariners’ legend/hitting coach, Edgar Martinez, Leonys Martin has revamped his approach at the plate, showing confidence in his swing after a disappointing 2015; however, Martin has still struggled to overcome what has always been seen as limited offensive upside. With the Mariners’ front office championing a “control the strike zone” movement, Martin has found himself walking at a league average … Continue reading New Team, New Leonys Martin

Hector Rondon is On His Way to a Career Year

Chicago Cubs’ closer Hector Rondon is off to an incredible start in 2016, even though he has been called upon somewhat infrequently for a surging Cubs squad. Rondon has improved each year since coming over to Chicago as a Rule 5 draft pick in 2013, and with some changes to his approach, Rondon is making 2016 look like a career year. After posting a 1.67 … Continue reading Hector Rondon is On His Way to a Career Year

National League Worst: Why the NL West is Struggling

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is now over a month old. Some teams have shown vast improvements over last season, while others that were thought to be contenders already appear to be in “wait till next year” mode. But we have winners and losers, teams over .500, and teams that could make noise in the playoffs in each division. Each division, that is, except … Continue reading National League Worst: Why the NL West is Struggling

NHL Playoffs: Predators and Sharks Lead the Charge with Upsets

The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, with the first round in the books, and the second round being played over the next two weeks. Some matchups have gone according to plan, but some underdogs have surprisingly won over heavy favorites. Here’s a look at how both conferences are faring. Western Conference – First Round There were two series that went according to plan, and … Continue reading NHL Playoffs: Predators and Sharks Lead the Charge with Upsets