Archive for April, 2013

The ongoing legal battles currently in Washington D.C. at the highest levels of our court system provides for a unique atmosphere stirring in sports leagues. More and more talk about players having the ability, based on a friendly atmosphere and chance to be accepted, to come out and be an openly gay player. Equality is […]

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Fans everywhere are waiting to see who the next young man their favorite NFL team will pick on day 1 of the 2013 NFL draft. We have all been scouring the internet for informed opinions and best of all…mock drafts. Let’s get a few things out of the way quickly, mock drafts are USELESS. But […]

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Just like the NFL’s Black Monday firings, the NBA firing squad has been busy on the first post-regular season league day. Already we’ve seen assurances of return for NBA coaches and some GMs already lining up the head coaching candidate lists. I have yet to hear of a GM possibly being fired, but stranger things […]

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The MLB season is well underway. Small sample sizes and confirmation bias are hitting on all cylinders in the early going. The Angels are falling fast (strongly striking my confirmation bias), the Rays can’t hardly swing a bat collectively (striking the confirmation bias of many others) and some top prospects are playing like organizational depth […]

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I woke up in the middle of the night to a notification that said the following, “Cubs reach $500 million deal with city of Chicago for Wrigley Field overhaul.” I honestly don’t think I could’ve read anything to make me happier at 11:30 other than a text from that girl I’ve been desperately hitting on […]

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The evaluation of pitchers in the minors is extremely important for all teams, especially those currently in a rebuilding process. The best pitchers stand above the rest and separate themselves, but there are countless pitchers in the MLB, both starters and relief pitchers, that were taken late in the amateur draft and weren’t given a […]

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Making it to my second Midwest League game of the season was much less planned, but with the weather jumping to a much more palatable 60 degrees, the offense showed up today. The Kane County Cougars and the various Cubs prospects I’ve already talked about in this piece, took on the Clinton Lumberkings, the Low-A […]

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I braved the 50 degree spring and went to the minor league opener for the Kane County Cougars to do some amateur (in ability not level) scouting of my own. I had only planned to go for one reason, the Chicago Cubs prospects, including their top young pitching prospect, Pierce Johnson. I knew I was […]

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No matter the sport, some General Managers are just made to take advantage of other General Managers. Some times it is a mixture of a smart decision and a lucky break, Orlando Magic’s GM Rob Hennigan was smart to deny the Lakers offer of C Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard and was proven right because […]

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