Now that the All-Star break is over, the final stretch of the season has begun. The East’s top eight have a fairly good lead over the rest, while Memphis is still knocking on the door out West. Seeding is still a jumble in the middle of both conference brackets as well. A lot will be decided in the final month and a half, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs as of Thursday, February 27 at 9:30pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 16 »
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After a lackluster trade deadline, the Boston Celtics have continued to struggle with a 1-4 record since the All-Star break, including an 0-4 west coast trip. The Celtics now stand at 20-39 and are currently the fifth worst team in the NBA.
Rondo skips game for birthday
Rajon Rondo may be the “star” on this team, but his antics have got to stop with the “C” on his chest.
Rondo skipped one stop on the Celtics four-game west coast trip to celebrate his 28th birthday party with friends and family. Sure, the point guard deserves to have some time off, but why not celebrate his birthday on an off day? Continue reading State of the Celtics: Rondo’s Birthday Party, Celtics Struggles Continue »
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The Boston Red Sox and left-handed pitcher, Chris Capuano agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million plus incentives on February 22nd. He threw for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year and has been in the league since 2003 The Boston Red Sox hope to have him fill the vacancy left by Ryan Dempster. Dempster decided to step down last week, and has been added to the restricted list for the 2014 season.
Continue reading Analysis: Chris Capuano’s Role with Red Sox »
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These past couple weeks we have analyzing and ranking the AL East position by position. In most posts, including last week’s which focused on third base, our rankings have been fairly similar. This week however, the shortstop rankings are wide open with no two lists looking the same. Who got it right or is the correct order something else entirely? Let us know at the end!
1. J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles: He doesn’t hit for average (.260 career average) and he doesn’t get on base all that much (.312 career OBP). Why then is he ranked first overall? Well when he makes contact he hits it hard, shown by his average of over 25 home runs and 28 doubles in the past three years. Along with his power, Hardy has won two Gold Gloves in the past two years. He is by no means a perfect player, but he contributes every way he can. Continue reading Ranking the AL East: Shortstop »
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The Olympics are over, and it’s time for teams to get back to work. The bubble teams especially will have a tough time keeping ahead of the competition; even the Central Division is wide open. And with the Wildcards still anyone’s guess, much is up for grabs. With 25 games (or less) remaining for all teams, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, February 26, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 19 »
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