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Don’t Assume Chicago Cubs Will Use Kyle Schwarber As Their Regular DH

Analysts and experts have been trying to make Kyle Schwarber a designed hitter for years, and now the Cubs have their chance.  But don’t assume Schwarber will move out of left field just because rules for an abbreviated, improvised 2020 season will call for a universal DH. It’s unclear if opening up an outfield spot […]

The Bowden Big Board: Ranking MLB’s top 10 shortstops

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. We’ve already taken a look at first […]

Why George Springer should be Giants’ Mookie Betts free-agency Plan B

No, $310 million isn’t a smokescreen. That’s what the Giants offered Harper in February 2019 before the former NL MVP eventually signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper, at 26 years old, was the rare free agent who made sense for the rebuilding Giants to offer such a larger, and long (12 years), contract. So, who’s next in line for the […]

OBR Analytics: The Return of Rashard Higgins

The Cleveland Browns front office was faced with numerous difficult roster decisions this offseason, as the fresh eyes of Andrew Berry & Co. combed through each position group to determine the best franchise fits.  One player, in particular, was a wide receiver that many fans hold close to their heart: Rashard Higgins.  After a coming-out […]

What the data tells us about Troy Dye, the Vikings’ latest Day Three linebacker

The Vikings have drafted at least one linebacker on Day Three of the draft every year since 2009, accumulating 15 last-day picks at the position in those 12 years. Primarily, these players serve special teams roles, but often contribute from scrimmage, with Jasper Brinkley, Gerald Hodges, Audie Cole and Ben Gedeon all earning significant playing […]

The Bowden Big Board: Top 10 first basemen

The Big Board is a look at players from across the league at key points in the season: in the spring, at the trade deadline and in the offseason. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting the top players at every position — for whenever baseball resumes. First up is the first basemen who […]

Eagles’ Jalen Reagor Addresses Nelson Agholor Comparisons

The reasons for underrating Jalen Reagor stems from his issues with drops in college. Let’s try and dispel all that nonsense right now. The Eagles’ first-round pick (21st overall) recently conducted a highly-entertaining interview on The Lefkoe Show where he touched on a range of topics from proving his doubters wrong to playing with Carson Wentz. The conversation took […]

Mark Ingram views decision to draft J.K Dobbins as a sign of Ravens going all-in on Super Bowl aspirations

When the Baltimore Ravens used an early pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to select a running back despite having previously signed Mark Ingram to a multi-year contract last offseason, some analysts were confused by what seemed like a luxury pick. Ingram was not one of them. Ingram believes Baltimore’s decision to draft Ohio State running back […]

Why A’s Matt Olson is most underrated player entering 2020 MLB season

Players drafted in the first round don’t tend to be seen as underrated. Any prospect who winds up being taken that early in the draft becomes a household name among that fan base and eventually, among MLB. But if you asked a casual baseball fan outside of the Bay Area about Matt Olson, many likely […]

Every MLB Team’s Most Underrated Player

It’s been about two months since MLB shut down due to the coronavirus, and we’ve spent the time without baseball reflecting on it. We’ve assembled our ideal rotations, analyzed the impact of a lost season and considered the effect a prolonged suspension of play could have on legacies. Now it’s time to look at the most under-appreciated […]

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