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article November 16, 2017

Shohei Ohtani: Fantasy Baseball Star

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Shohei Ohtani is likely headed to Major League Baseball from Japan as a potential all-around weapon capable of being both an ace pitcher and a dangerous hitter. That creates an intriguing dilemma: How will Ohtani be handled in fantasy baseball? More»
confidence_wee_11 article November 16, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 11

This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently third out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
big-contracts article November 15, 2017

How Big Contracts Are Playing Out

It is difficult to get equivalent value out of all of big MLB contracts. Allotting for the fact that all $20-million deals are not created equally, let's take a look at the 39 players making $20 million or more in 2018 and see which ones look excessive and which ones are a boon. More»
stanton_piscotty article November 13, 2017

Stanton To St. Louis: Is it Possible?

The St. Louis Cardinals have been mentioned in trade talks for Giancarlo Stanton numerous times this month. The Marlins have made it clear that they'd like to deal the slugger. How can the two teams match up on a fair swap for the superstar? More»
falcons_dallas article November 11, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

There are plenty of sports to watch this weekend, from a huge Saturday in college football with games like Notre Dame-Miami, to Week 10 in the NFL to an invigorated Knicks team at the Garden. Here's what to tune into on Saturday and Sunday. More»
brady article November 9, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 10

This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently 7th out of 123 competitors through three weeks. Can you beat me? More»
indians_fans article November 6, 2017

2017's Tortured MLB Fan Base Index

Guess what, Astros fans? You won the first title in franchise history! That should hold you over for a while. But what about the rest of the league? Let's take a look at an updated ranking of the most tortured MLB fan bases. More»
GettyImages-630503394 article November 4, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. From a huge Saturday in college football, including Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, to Week 9 in the NFL to the NBA and MLS, here's what to watch on Saturday and Sunday. More»
GettyImages-859976148 article November 3, 2017

7 Teams Chasing First World Series

Now that the Houston Astros have won the World Series, the first in their history, there are only seven franchises that have never won a championship. Here's a look at the seven teams and their likelihood of winning one next. More»
atlcar article November 2, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 9

This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently 7th out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
Astros-Fans-1 article November 2, 2017

Astro-nomical! Fan's Guide To Glory

It is perfectly understandable if, on Thursday, an Astros fan would be still walking around in a daze, stunned, totally incapable of a coherent thought. The team just won its first World Series in franchise history. Soak it in. Enjoy it. Here's how. More»
LAHOU-Game7-Walkup article November 1, 2017

7 Can't Wait: A Hollywood Ending

Sometimes, all we can ask out of baseball -- especially postseason baseball -- is that it gives us a taut, exciting contest. And, boy, has this Fall Classic delivered, with each night packed with drama. Are you ready for Game 7? You better be. More»
world_series_slow_down article October 31, 2017

The Case for a Chill Fall Classic Game

This World Series has been amazing, but I'm going to be the fuddy-duddy here and ask it to please slow down for a second. My heart might not be able to take yet another roller coaster ride. A 5-1 game would be just fine. More»
Dodgers-Game5 article October 30, 2017

10 Reasons to Hope for the Dodgers

ouston's delirious, crazy 13-12 Game 5 victory puts the Astros within one win of the franchise's first World Series title and was demoralizing for the Dodgers. But LA still has home-field advantage and these reasons to keep its chin up. More»
GilesBellinger-1 article October 29, 2017

Bullpen Series Takes Another Twist

In a tense Game 4 of the World Series, LA's struggling young slugger Clay Bellinger got the best of the Astros' struggling closer Ken Giles in the ninth. As the Fall Classic moves to Game 4, who will Houston turn to in the late innings? More»
GettyImages-867233836 article October 28, 2017

Dive Into Five: The Weekend Watch List

There are so many sports every weekend that it can be nearly impossible to keep track of them all. From the World Series in Houston to important college football games, here's our weekly guide to the biggest events to watch on Saturday and Sunday. More»
Darvish-WS-Gm3 article October 28, 2017

Dodgers Hope to Get Mojo Back

Do you remember that stretch in September when the Dodgers lost 11 in a row and 16 out of 17? Well, for some reason, it seems like that version of the team has shown up in the World Series. How did they lose it so fast? Is it gone for good? More»
AstrosMMP article October 27, 2017

Game 3: Thrill of Past Is Prologue

After the madness of Game 2 of the World Series, it would be understandable if you think things have peaked. But you know that there will be plenty of twists and turns to come as the Fall Classic heads to Houston all even. More»
GettyImages-626927804 article October 27, 2017

NFL Confidence Pool: Week 8

This season, rather than doing pure NFL picks against the spread, I've decided to do weekly confidence pool rankings and pit myself against both Vegas and analytics. I'm currently eighth out of 123 competitors through three weeks -- see if you can do better. More»
Springer-GS-HR-1 article October 26, 2017

2 Amazing: A Game for the Ages

The strangest thing about one of the wildest, nonsensical, downright lunatic World Series games of all time is that they're going to keep playing. How can we recover from the delirious madness of Game 2? By taking it all in again. More»

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