Archive for July, 2015

The offensive upgrade from Jose Reyes to Troy Tulowitzki is undeniable and hardly worth discussing. In shorthand, Tulo is hitting .300/.348/.471 (in a down year), while Reyes is hitting .285/.322/.385. Tulowitzki is two years younger (30 vs. 32) and will likely never make the $22 million that Reyes is owed next year.1 The Rockies gave […]

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On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld his decision to suspend Tom Brady for four games to start the 2016 NFL season. Citing Brady’s failure to cooperate with the NFL’s investigation along with the fact that Tom Brady asked his assistant to destroy a cellphone containing thousand’s of texts, Goodell’s actions are indicative of a […]

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MLS Squad Goalkeepers (2): David Ousted (Vancouver Whitecaps), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) Defenders (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy),Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders), Drew Moor (Colorado Rapids), Chris Tierney (New England Revolution) Midfielders (7): Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Fabian Castillo (FC […]

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There are competing ideas of thought on how best to go about viewing firsts in our modern consciousness. One says that we should celebrate them for being the first through the wall and prop them up to show that the world is supportive of the act. Another is that it should be accepted thoroughly and […]

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Alex and Colby discuss the tail end of free agency, the point guards on their way to Texas, and play a best of the best game, breaking down the top NBA Champions of the last 16 years. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-07-28-025.mp3 http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-07-28-025.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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A week before the 2015 MLB trade deadline, the Atlanta Braves shipped Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to division rival New York Mets in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects. The two prospects are Rob Whalen and John Gant. Gant is regarded as the prospect with the higher upside between the pair, so it’s […]

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Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings tore up his old contract that had 3 years, $43.25 million left1 and signed a new contract for . . . 3 years, $44 million. Several words were used to describe this contract, always in quotes. “Mutual” and “new” chief among them. It’s apparent that Peterson was in hot […]

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[[“Year“,”Base Salary“,”Cap Hit“],[“2015″,”$12,750,000″,”$15,400,000”],[“2016″,”$14,750,000″,”$15,000,000”],[“2017″,”$16,750,000″,”$17,000,000”]]

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[[“Year“,”Base Salary“,”Cap Hit“],[“2015″,”$11,000,000″,”$15,650,000”],[“2016″,”$7,750,000″,”$11,000,000”],[“2017″,”$11,750,000″,”$18,000,000”]]

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The Washington Capitals have been one of the most interesting teams to watch in the NHL so far this offseason. Long seen as a team on the cusp of greatness, the team was aggressive in acquiring TJ Oshie from the St. Louis Blues and then signing former Conn Smythe winner Justin Williams in free agency […]

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[[“Player“,”Reg. SV%“,”Reg. GAA“,”Post SV%“,”Post GAA“],[“Holtby”,”0.921″,”2.44″,”0.936″,”1.92″],[“Lundqvist”,”0.921″,”2.26″,”0.923″,”2.22″],[“Rask”,”0.926″,”2.16″,”0.930″,”2.11″],[“Price”,”0.919″,”2.44″,”0.912″,”2.62″],[“Rinne”,”0.919″,”2.36″,”0.914″,”2.47″]]

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With every Hall of Fame election since the steroid era comes a new discussion of which players are deserving of a spot in the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. Most of the major sluggers of the steroid era are still out, but I’ve written about my thoughts on that before. This year, I’d rather ignore the […]

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There have been no shortage of legal themes this season for Major League Baseball. The payment, or lackthereof, of a bonus in Alex Rodriguez’s contract, a “hacking” scandal of private databases, artificially holding back prospects for service time reasons, and now, a scout suing baseball because he’s underpaid. First of all, the proper name of […]

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Seth Curry I always found it curious that the younger Curry hasn’t found a solid home in the league. He was a very highly touted prospect coming out of high school, and in flashes, he’s looked very good. It seems like he’s going to find himself a roster spot for the 2015-16 season, and it’s […]

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Get used to hearing this talked about. Basketball Related Income. The NBA owners and NBPA are headed for a likely lockout at the next round of CBA negotiations and it’s going to center around the definition of BRI. If you’re going to hear it, you might as well understand it, right? If you have any […]

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