Cavin Kattar and Dan Ige are headlining the Wednesday's UFC event at the Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The two featherweight guys are going against one another in the hope that a win in this clash would secure them a brighter future, the one which includes a title fight sometime soon. Both Kattar and Ige are … Read More... about UFC on ESPN 13: Calvin Kattar vs Dan Ige Betting Preview, Odds, Prediction
Analyzing the Two Distinct Halves of Franmil Reyes' 2019 Season Name the MLB player who is 6'5 275. It's not Bartolo. It's not CC. He's actually an outfielder for the Indians … give up? It's the 25-year-old Dominican-born Franmil Reyes. Reyes came up through the Padres' system and exploded onto the Major League scene in 2018 as one of the game's most intriguing young … [Read more...] about Which Franmil Will Show Up in 2020?
They say chicks dig the longball. If that's truly the case, then Eugenio Suarez and Jorge Soler are pretty popular with the ladies right now. "Polar Bear" Pete Alonso led baseball with 53 dingers last season. Who was behind Alonso? Suarez with 49 and Soler with 48. Who'd have guessed it? When did Suarez and Soler get so good? What changed? How are they suddenly elite … [Read more...] about Who? The Meteoric Rises of Eugenio Suarez and Jorge Soler
What do Vanilla Ice, Los del Rio, and Walt Dropo have in common? They are one-hit wonders. The masses tend to be very reactionary - in both music and sports. Ever heard of bandwagon fans? It is always after something special that a band or an athlete gains a following. The masses expect a breakout performer to continue at that level of production indefinitely. The … [Read more...] about Can We Trust Him? – Analyzing Breakout Hitter Josh Bell
The official 2020 MLB schedule was released Monday. The season kicks off on Thursday, July 23 with a 7pm, 10pm doubleheader (eastern time). The early game features the defending champion Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees at an empty Nationals Park. The Yankees are a World Series favorite for 2020 and Bovada already lists the Yankees as -135 moneyline … [Read more...] about MLB 2020 Schedule Release – Teams in the Central Have An Advantage
The MLB announced a 60-game 2020 season and baseball purists are petrified. A friend of mine put his foot down and insisted, "if anyone breaks Lajoie's record it doesn't count". He was referring, of course, to Nap Lajoie's all-time-high single season batting average of .426 back in 1901. Here's my hot take - a 60-game season won't produce the crazy, ridiculous stats … [Read more...] about MLB 2020 League Leaders in Batting Average, Home Runs, ERA – Hitting .400 Plus More
When I say "Bryce Harper", what comes to mind? 2010 Golden Spikes award winner? 2012 NL Rookie of the Year? 2015 NL MVP winner? 6-time All-Star? Not these days. Harper is getting paid like an elite player but has not done anything spectacular since his 2015 breakout campaign. He is just 27 and in the 2nd year of a $330 million deal with the Phillies. Bryce Harper 2018 … [Read more...] about What Happened to Bryce Harper?
Alex Bregman - the 26-year-old cheater … I mean third baseman - had a career year for the Houston Astros in 2019. The LSU product quickly established himself as one of the game's youngest stars with a .286/31/103 season in 2018. Apparently, none of those numbers were satisfactory for the young slugger as he improved in each category the following year. Bregman is a … [Read more...] about Alex Bregman Has More Patience Than You
Cody Bellinger stole the headlines in 2019 - helping his Dodgers win their second-straight NL pennant. Other star hitters like Christian Yelich, Mookie Betts, and Mike Trout are household names. One slugger broke out last season but is not getting the respect and attention he deserves. This man was tucked away in the middle of a terrible lineup, playing for a team rarely … [Read more...] about The Polar Bear – What to Expect From Mets’ Pete Alonso in 2020