• Giants Longoria For Good Old Days?

    The year was 2012; the San Francisco Giants had just won their 2nd World Series in three years thanks to a pudgy 3rd baseman with the unlikely nickname of Kung Fu Panda. Meanwhile, on the West Coast of Florida, the franchise in Tampa had a pretty good 3rd baseman of their own. Evan Longoria appeared in a WS during his rookie campaign and even though... show more
    The year was 2012; the San Francisco Giants had just won their 2nd World Series in three years thanks to a pudgy 3rd baseman with the unlikely nickname of Kung Fu Panda. Meanwhile, on the West Coast of Florida, the franchise in Tampa had a pretty good 3rd baseman of their own. Evan Longoria appeared in a WS during his rookie campaign and even though he struggled there he was the face of the Tampa Bay Rays by 2012 and well on his way to setting a multitude of franchise records, including games played; runs; doubles; home runs; RBI; and total bases. Pablo Sandoval left San Fran for the greener bank vaults of Boston in 2015 only to return in disgrace two years later. The Giants, hoping to return to their glory days of 2010-14 traded for the Rays icon before last season but Longoria appears to be a mere shell of the player he once was. San Francisco has two of the best 3rd basemen from 2012 on the roster but this team is going nowhere. Is it time for the Giants to stop living in the past and start building for the future?
    1 answer · Mental Health · 2 weeks ago
  • What's In Store For Cubs Tonight?

    So far they've won by 8, lost by 2, lost by 1, and lost by 8. What will the Cubbies do tonight? Win by 2, perhaps?
    So far they've won by 8, lost by 2, lost by 1, and lost by 8. What will the Cubbies do tonight? Win by 2, perhaps?
    1 answer · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • New Year Same Old Cubs Stuff?

    Of the 6 highest paid Cubs this year, 4 are pitchers: Lester, Darvish, Hamels, and Chatwood are costing the team $75,000,000 in 2019. With the first 3 games on the books these highly-paid professionals have combined for 16.33 innings and have allowed 13 earned runs on 14 hits (including 3 homers) and 14 walks. Then you have Mike Montgomery, who... show more
    Of the 6 highest paid Cubs this year, 4 are pitchers: Lester, Darvish, Hamels, and Chatwood are costing the team $75,000,000 in 2019. With the first 3 games on the books these highly-paid professionals have combined for 16.33 innings and have allowed 13 earned runs on 14 hits (including 3 homers) and 14 walks. Then you have Mike Montgomery, who pulls down $2,440,000 to give away games. In 2 appearances this year he's allowed 3 earned runs on 3 hits in a third of an inning. The reason the team did not add quality players last winter is that money is tight after paying these 4 plus Jason Heyward's $20,000,000. All of these players were signed by Theor Epstein and not one of them is worth the money they're getting. Epstein scapegoated Joe Maddon last winter by refusing to offer him an extension but is Maddon really the bad guy here? Maddon has to work with the players Epstein provides him with and this pitching staff is, at best, mediocre. Is it time for Tom Ricketts to clean out the front office?
    6 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • Arizona's Kliff Kingsbury?

    The new head coach of the Cardinals is in the news after saying he will give his players cell phone breaks as a way to keep them focused during practice. Kingsbury has also said that he would take Kyler Murray with the 1st pick in the upcoming NFL Draft but considering the Cards burned a 1st Round pick on Josh Rosen last year and have more pressing... show more
    The new head coach of the Cardinals is in the news after saying he will give his players cell phone breaks as a way to keep them focused during practice. Kingsbury has also said that he would take Kyler Murray with the 1st pick in the upcoming NFL Draft but considering the Cards burned a 1st Round pick on Josh Rosen last year and have more pressing needs that quarterback, that probably isn't going to happen. Kingsbury doesn't talk, think, or act like a typical NFL head coach. In fact, he has no NFL coaching experience and his NFL playing career, such as it was, consisted of one game with the Jets way back in 2005. Kingsbury's head coaching experience consists of 6 years, during which he went 35-40, at Texas Tech. His teams posted losing record in 4 of those seasons. So my question is, how did someone like Kingsbury get a head coaching gig in the NFL?
    7 answers · Football (American) · 4 weeks ago
  • The NFL Good News for Today?

    Hall of Fame douche bag Michael Irvin has announced that he's been diagnosed with throat cancer. Both his father and brother have died from cancer. The piece of crap finally got what he deserved. Thoughts?
    Hall of Fame douche bag Michael Irvin has announced that he's been diagnosed with throat cancer. Both his father and brother have died from cancer. The piece of crap finally got what he deserved. Thoughts?
    13 answers · Football (American) · 4 weeks ago
  • Player Poll: Harper the Most Overrated?

    The Athletic polled players on all 30 MLB teams and Bryce Harper was, once again, voted the most overrated player in the game while Manny Machado was voted the dirtiest. Were they voted as such because players are jealous of the contracts they signed this winter?
    The Athletic polled players on all 30 MLB teams and Bryce Harper was, once again, voted the most overrated player in the game while Manny Machado was voted the dirtiest. Were they voted as such because players are jealous of the contracts they signed this winter?
    3 answers · Baseball · 4 weeks ago
  • "True" Hit King?

    An article on Yahoo refers to Ichiro Suzuki, who retired yesterday, as the "true hit king". But is he, really? Suzuki accumlated 3,089 hits in his 18-year major league career, 1,167 less than Pete Rose had in his 24-year career. But Suzuki also played 9 years in Japan and had 1,278 so his 27-year total of 4,367 hits would seem to top... show more
    An article on Yahoo refers to Ichiro Suzuki, who retired yesterday, as the "true hit king". But is he, really? Suzuki accumlated 3,089 hits in his 18-year major league career, 1,167 less than Pete Rose had in his 24-year career. But Suzuki also played 9 years in Japan and had 1,278 so his 27-year total of 4,367 hits would seem to top Rose. Or does it? Consider that the competition in Japan is inferior to that in the US, with most players no better than the A or AA talent we have here. That's why most Japanese players don't do well here. And consider this: Tuffy Rhodes is the all-time foreign born home run leader (tied for 1th overall in Japan with 474 in his 13 seasons. Rhodes hit a total of 13 home runs in 225 MLB games. And Ty Woods hit 240 homers in 6 seasons in Japan, and he couldn't make a major league roster. So should Suzuki's hits from Japan really be considered when discussing great hitters? American scrubs have no trouble tearing up Japanese pitching.
    13 answers · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Jim Zorn: Murray will learn all he needs to succeed in NFL?

    Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn recently addressed negative comments made by former NFL GM Charlie Casserly about Kyler Murray's low football IQ, saying that he has “no reservation” about saying the 2018 Heisman winner can thrive in the NFL. Said Zorn, “Remember, he’s been a student athlete, so his preparation is a few weeks behind... show more
    Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn recently addressed negative comments made by former NFL GM Charlie Casserly about Kyler Murray's low football IQ, saying that he has “no reservation” about saying the 2018 Heisman winner can thrive in the NFL. Said Zorn, “Remember, he’s been a student athlete, so his preparation is a few weeks behind other guys that are getting ready for the NFL game but his ability to learn and retain is right on. I’d say the one thing that you would have to question him about is really the offense he was with in college." Murray is short, not very smart, and has weak leadership skills and character issues after backing out of a deal he signed to play pro baseball with Oakland. The boy can't be trusted. Zorn has worked with Murray in the past and clearly likes the boy. Are his comments credible or will Casserly ultimately be proven correct in his assessment of Murray?
    3 answers · Football (American) · 1 month ago
  • How Can Anyone Say LeBron James?

    is better than Michael Jordan when the boy routinely takes games off during the season? A true superstar is in there helping his team win night after night. He plays through pain. He plays when he's tired. He plays when he doesn't fee like playing. And he plays even when he's miffed at the owner for not signing All Star talent to get... show more
    is better than Michael Jordan when the boy routinely takes games off during the season? A true superstar is in there helping his team win night after night. He plays through pain. He plays when he's tired. He plays when he doesn't fee like playing. And he plays even when he's miffed at the owner for not signing All Star talent to get him another shot at a title. Jordan played a full 82 game schedule in 9 of his 13 full seasons. He played at least 80 games 11 times in 13 seasons. James has played every game in a season just once in 16 years and has played at least 80 games a mere 3 times. James sits back and lets his teammates do the heavy lifting. Jordan carried his team. Now, with the Lakers out of contention, James -- the self-proclaimed team leader -- is sitting back and taking games off while his teammates embarrass themselves. LeBoy James doesn't even make the Top 25 list of all-time best players. Why do people keep talking about how good this poser is?
    9 answers · Basketball · 1 month ago
  • What is the rarest play or occurrence in major league baseball.?

    This came up in a discussion in one of my leagues. One member said the unassisted triple play since it has occurred just 15 times on MLB history. Others said a triple play without a ball touching a bat, a triple play in which the batter wasn't one of the outs, and hitting a grand slam in the first major league at bat. It looks like the grand... show more
    This came up in a discussion in one of my leagues. One member said the unassisted triple play since it has occurred just 15 times on MLB history. Others said a triple play without a ball touching a bat, a triple play in which the batter wasn't one of the outs, and hitting a grand slam in the first major league at bat. It looks like the grand slam in the first at bat has happened 6 times but I'm not sure about the others. I say it is hitting for the home run cycle as it has never occurred at the major league level; Ty Horn did it in AA ball back in 1998. What do you think is the rarest play?
    6 answers · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Bregman Disappointed in Salary?

    Houston's Alex Bregman is the latest in a long line of young stars to speak out against what a contract renewal that he feels is lacking. Houston gave Bregman a $41,500 raise to $640,500 for this year. That's more than AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell received from the Rays but Bregman is still unhappy. He did, after all, lead the AL in... show more
    Houston's Alex Bregman is the latest in a long line of young stars to speak out against what a contract renewal that he feels is lacking. Houston gave Bregman a $41,500 raise to $640,500 for this year. That's more than AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell received from the Rays but Bregman is still unhappy. He did, after all, lead the AL in doubles last year and led the Astros in RBI with 103. Young players have zero leverage and the Astros are clearly using it to their advantage. Bregman also hit 31 homers and had a .394 OBP -- walking 11 more times than he struck out -- so would it have been smarter for Houston to double his salary and keep him happy?
    2 answers · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Cabrera: Won't Apologize For Contract?

    In 2014 the Detroit Tigers signed Miguel Cabrera to an 8 year/$248,000,000 contract extension. He had 2 years and $44,000,000 left on his current deal at the time so Detroit wound up on the hook for 10 years and $292,000,000. Fast forward 5 years to 2019 where a 36 year old Cabrera is coming off a 2018 season in which he played in just 38 games and... show more
    In 2014 the Detroit Tigers signed Miguel Cabrera to an 8 year/$248,000,000 contract extension. He had 2 years and $44,000,000 left on his current deal at the time so Detroit wound up on the hook for 10 years and $292,000,000. Fast forward 5 years to 2019 where a 36 year old Cabrera is coming off a 2018 season in which he played in just 38 games and finds himself saddled with a balky back coming into the season. Over the last 2 years Miggy has played in 168 games and hit 19 homers with 82 RBI. He's owed a whopping $154,000,000 over the next 5 years. Detroit could owe an additional 2 years and $60,000,000 if he finishes in the Top 10 in MVP voting in 2023-24. Cabrera has been paid $345,238 per game played over the last 2 years but he's unapologetic because "teams aren't losing money". But the reason teams aren't losing money is because they are, in part, passing on the cost of these ridiculous contract to the fans. Do you agree with Cabrera or are contracts like his a blight upon the game?
    1 answer · Other - Sports · 2 months ago
  • Philadelphia Delusion?

    Phillies CEO David Montgomery was recently quoted as saying that Bryce Harper has been the "best right fielder in baseball" for several years. Is this statement accurate or is Montgomery retying to convince himself, and Phillies fans, that the club didn't make a huge mistake by signing Harper? There's no doubt that Mookie Betts... show more
    Phillies CEO David Montgomery was recently quoted as saying that Bryce Harper has been the "best right fielder in baseball" for several years. Is this statement accurate or is Montgomery retying to convince himself, and Phillies fans, that the club didn't make a huge mistake by signing Harper? There's no doubt that Mookie Betts was the best RF last year and Aaron Judge, Nick Castellanos, and Betts all were better than Harper in 2017. In 2016 Betts, CarGo and, even Jay Bruce put up better numbers than Harper. In fact, throw out Harper's MVP season of 2015 -- because it's obviously a fluke -- and Harper never ranks among the Top 10 right fielders in baseball. Montgomery just pissed away $330M and is stuck with an albatross for the next 13 years. Does anyone feel sorry for him?
    5 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Is Bryce Harper the LeBron James on MLB?

    Harper is an overpaid, lazy prima donna with a high opinion of himself, just like James. James alienated fans and teammates and Harper's true talent is doing just that. And Harper isn't good enough to carry a team to a championship, just like James. Is it safe to say that Harper is to MLB what James is to the NBA? That is, a polarizing... show more
    Harper is an overpaid, lazy prima donna with a high opinion of himself, just like James. James alienated fans and teammates and Harper's true talent is doing just that. And Harper isn't good enough to carry a team to a championship, just like James. Is it safe to say that Harper is to MLB what James is to the NBA? That is, a polarizing figure who isn't nearly as good as he thinks he is?
    8 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution?

    Did his ho just have a kid not too long ago? https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/pat... More proof that NFL owners are nothing but trash, just like the subhumans who work for them.
    Did his ho just have a kid not too long ago? https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/pat... More proof that NFL owners are nothing but trash, just like the subhumans who work for them.
    5 answers · Football (American) · 2 months ago
  • MLB Payrolls?

    5 of the Top 10 teams in total payroll failed to make the playoffs last year. The 4th ranked Cubs blew their division and then lost the wild card game so you can say that 6 of the 10 missed the playoffs. Atlanta (#21) and Oakland (#29) made the playoffs and Tampa Bay (#28) won 90 games. So why are players whining about teams refusing to dole out... show more
    5 of the Top 10 teams in total payroll failed to make the playoffs last year. The 4th ranked Cubs blew their division and then lost the wild card game so you can say that 6 of the 10 missed the playoffs. Atlanta (#21) and Oakland (#29) made the playoffs and Tampa Bay (#28) won 90 games. So why are players whining about teams refusing to dole out long tern, big money contracts? Team payroll and success are not mutually inclusive and if a team drops, say, $300M on a Bryce Harper or Manny Machado it leaves it with less money to address other needs. Why are old players like Justin Verlander advocating that teams bankrupt their future by overpaying average talent for years and years? It's not like he'll be signing another lottery deal.
    2 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Yahoo Writer Jason Owens?

    Is he the biggest azzhole on the staff?
    Is he the biggest azzhole on the staff?
    1 answer · Other - Sports · 2 months ago
  • Strop out for 2 weeks?

    Cub reliever Pedro Strop was injured running to 1st base during the team's extra-inning win yesterday. Despite having an expanded roster, manager Joe Maddon elected to have the pitcher hit for himself in the top of the 10th and Strop tweaked a hamstring trying to beat out a double play ball. Strop, who apparently possesses a medical degree, said... show more
    Cub reliever Pedro Strop was injured running to 1st base during the team's extra-inning win yesterday. Despite having an expanded roster, manager Joe Maddon elected to have the pitcher hit for himself in the top of the 10th and Strop tweaked a hamstring trying to beat out a double play ball. Strop, who apparently possesses a medical degree, said that he'll be out 2 weeks, "at least". Since the 2016 World Series, which Maddon almost gave away, the manager has become known more for his bonehead moves than his managerial acumen. Is is time for the Cubs to bring in a skipper who is focused on winning games rather than trying to show everyone how "smart" he is?
    2 answers · Baseball · 7 months ago
  • Teammates Blast Le'Veon Bell?

    Pittsburgh's veteran leaders are angered by the running back's continued holdout with one saying that Bell "f*cked" them. Bell has not signed his $14.5M franchise tag and has said that he will not sign until he receives a contract that matches his worth as a player. Bell is 26 years old and has already played 5 years. He's got... show more
    Pittsburgh's veteran leaders are angered by the running back's continued holdout with one saying that Bell "f*cked" them. Bell has not signed his $14.5M franchise tag and has said that he will not sign until he receives a contract that matches his worth as a player. Bell is 26 years old and has already played 5 years. He's got a lot of mileage on him after leading the league in touches (406) last year, so how much, exactly, is he worth as a player? The Steelers apparently feel that it's $14,500,000.
    6 answers · Football (American) · 8 months ago
  • Trubisky's Mom Told Him About Mack Trade?

    Yahoo! reports that Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky learned of the Khalil Mack trade when his mom burst into his bedroom and woke him up. Does this indicate that the Bears offense is in trouble this year? Do any other NFL QBs still live with their mommy? #FireRyanPace.
    Yahoo! reports that Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky learned of the Khalil Mack trade when his mom burst into his bedroom and woke him up. Does this indicate that the Bears offense is in trouble this year? Do any other NFL QBs still live with their mommy? #FireRyanPace.
    3 answers · Football (American) · 8 months ago