Chris Sale: How an Ace Gets Better

Chris Sale made his debut for the Chicago White Sox in 2010, and since then, he has placed himself in the conversation for best pitcher in the American League. Though Sale hasn’t won a Cy Young award yet, he’s come extremely close in each of his first four years as a starter. Early this season, Sale is adapting his game, leading the White Sox to an … Continue reading Chris Sale: How an Ace Gets Better

Who’s Afraid of Colby Rasmus?

Though 2016 has been disappointing so far for the Houston Astros as a club, continued contributions from the core of their offense is promising. Although the bats of some veterans like Carlos Gomez and Luis Valbuena have fallen completely flat, the performance of Colby Rasmus in particular, has been been one of a handful of bright spots. Rasmus, who has matched Jose Altuve’s .311 AVG, … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Colby Rasmus?

Timberwolves name Tom Thibodeau Head-Coach and President of Basketball Operations

Wednesday afternoon, in the midst of the NBA Playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally found their man. Tom Thibodeau, former Chicago Bulls Head-Coach, was given complete control; Thibodeau was named Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. The team also hired Scott Layden to serve as Minnesota’s GM. Thibodeau coached the Bulls for five seasons, from 2010-11 until 2014-15. In that time, the Bulls made the playoffs … Continue reading Timberwolves name Tom Thibodeau Head-Coach and President of Basketball Operations

It’s Time to Rebuild in Memphis

Yes, it’s time for the Memphis Grizzlies to “tear it down” and rebuild. I know what you might be thinking –  “Hey, the Grizzlies are the 6th-seed in the West. Why do they need to rebuild?” While it’s true that coach Dave Joerger has kept this injury-riddled Grizzlies team in a good position, it’s hard to look at this team and believe they snatched a … Continue reading It’s Time to Rebuild in Memphis

Correa and Harper headline 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

With the first full week of baseball in the books, it seems like a good time to dish out some educated guesses, and look at this year’s crop of award-worthy talent. Note: Italics denotes first-time recipient AL MVP 1. Carlos Correa, SS (Houston Astros) 2. Mike Trout, CF (Los Angeles Angels) 3. Robinson Cano, 2B (Seattle Mariners) In spring training, we saw Robinson Cano turn back … Continue reading Correa and Harper headline 2016 MLB Awards Predictions

Trevor Story, the Surprise Star of MLB’s Opening Week

If you don’t know Trevor Story by now, you will soon enough. But first, let’s think back to the summer of 2015. When the Colorado Rockies traded longtime SS Troy Tulowitzki, the team’s superstar since 2007, to the Toronto Blue Jays last summer, the immediate replacement was over-the-hill Jose Reyes. As a member of the Rockies, Reyes didn’t impress, knocking just 13 extra-base hits with a … Continue reading Trevor Story, the Surprise Star of MLB’s Opening Week

Batman v Superman: Dawn of “Just Okay”-stice

Feel free to accuse me of hyper-dorkiness, but I love superheroes.  As a kid, I watched shows like Justice League, Powerpuff Girls, and X-Men with appropriately childlike glee, and though I’ve since become a jaded and cynical adult, I can’t deny the charm of the costumed weirdos that adorn the variety of comics and graphic novels in my still-growing collection.  And no hero captures my … Continue reading Batman v Superman: Dawn of “Just Okay”-stice