Chris Archer is Still Struggling, but Better Days Lie Ahead

As the season wears on, Chris Archer’s struggles are becoming a legitimate concern for the Tampa Bay Rays. They sit in last place in an offense-heavy AL East, and have seen Archer both baffle hitters with his stuff, and baffle coaches with his execution. The strikeout totals are still there, although the K% isn’t quite as impressive. Without a doubt, walks and home runs have … Continue reading Chris Archer is Still Struggling, but Better Days Lie Ahead

LeBron Leads a Revamped Cavaliers Team into the Finals

For the past six seasons, LeBron James has been on the team that represented the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. After winning two championships in four seasons with the Miami Heat, James “came home” to Ohio and lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Finals last year, but the Golden State Warriors ended up with the crown. Now, once more, James and the Cavaliers head … Continue reading LeBron Leads a Revamped Cavaliers Team into the Finals

Penguins and Sharks Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals: the Road Ahead

The Stanley Cup Finals have arrived! It’s been an exciting playoffs so far, with top seeds bowing out early, upsets all over the place, and a few teams getting hot at just the right time. The Finals this year feature a team just like that, who wasn’t a top seed, but managed to get hot when it counted, and a team that many expected big … Continue reading Penguins and Sharks Advance to the Stanley Cup Finals: the Road Ahead

Jeff Samardzija’s “New” Cutter

After a dismal 2015 with the Chicago White Sox, Jeff Samardzija signed with the San Francisco Giants looking for a bounce-back year. Contract details aside, Samardzija justifiably worried fans with his performance last season, but playing with an improved defense behind him in a much more pitcher friendly park made a turnaround look possible, if not probable. Through two months with the Giants, Samardzija has … Continue reading Jeff Samardzija’s “New” Cutter

Dodgers’ Julio Urias Struggles in Debut

In one of the more anticipated debuts of this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers called up left-handed pitcher Julio Urias to make his major league debut. Urias, just 19 years old, has been with the club since 2013, and is expected to make a difference once he adapts to the new level of play.  Although few believe Clayton Kershaw when he says that Urias is … Continue reading Dodgers’ Julio Urias Struggles in Debut

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