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What exactly is going on with the Tigers’ infield?

Whether it’s relationships, government or even baseball roster moves, actions tell you much more than words. Sometimes, too, actions can leave you perplexed, confused, chasing different signals in different directions. Take this for example: Tuesday night against the Royals, the Tigers started this infield: 1B Jeimer Candelario, 2B Niko Goodrum, SS Willi Castro, 3B Isaac […]

The 2020 Cowboys can reach the Super Bowl if they stay out of their own way

The Dak Prescott-Jerry Jones contract impasse dominated the offseason Dallas headlines, but it turned out to be irrelevant. Prescott is back (as expected) and well-compensated (as expected) thanks to the franchise tag. And with Mike McCarthy replacing Jason Garrett as head coach, CeeDee Lamb joining an already-loaded receiving corps, and Everson Griffen adding juice to the pass […]

Joe Burrow debut analysis: Bengals have found their long-term quarterback

Joe Burrow represents a new dawn for Bengals fans everywhere. The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner was selected first overall by the Bengals back in April. One COVID dominated off-season later and Burrow made his long-awaited debut at home, in front of an empty Paul Brown stadium, against the LA Chargers. Burrow impressed mightily and was […]

Think Lamar Jackson Can’t Throw? These Week 1 Passing Stats Prove You Wrong

You wouldn’t think this is a controversial statement when examining his stats across the first two seasons (plus one game) of his career. But for some reason, national analysts spent all offseason claiming that Jackson still has a lot to prove when it comes to throwing the ball.  Experts asked if he could throw without the threat […]

Rangers’ two defensive stars Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joey Gallo lead charge behind improved team defense

The Oakland A’s were in town over the weekend. So was the AL’s best defensive third baseman. For a change, the two events were mutually exclusive. While the A’s were in town, two-time reigning Gold Glover Matt Chapman was in Vail, Colo., getting a second opinion on what was eventually announced Saturday as a season-ending […]

Believe it or not, Alvin Kamara’s contract is a win for advanced metrics

If there’s a bigger divide in football today than the one between people heavily involved in the design and use of advanced metrics and people who believe against all available evidence that running backs matter as they did in previous eras, you’d have a hard time finding it. And while the absolute lockdown idea that […]

Von Miller suffers “freak” injury, could return this season

9News’ Mike Klis has confirmed that the Broncos do expect Von Miller to need surgery. He said a source at camp said Miller said something “felt something funny” in his ankle near the end of practice. He was immediately taken for an MRI. Klis said it’s likely the Broncos will lose Miller for an extended period of time. Click here to […]

Can the Mariners actually reach the postseason this season?

A warning: This is neither an attempt at humor nor cruelty. Every bit of it is real, even if the possibility of it happening is relatively slim. The Mariners could make the playoffs. Like, this season. It’s true. After an 8-4 win over the Rangers on Monday at T-Mobile Park — the team’s sixth consecutive […]

Could Zach Plesac someday become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher to win a Gold Glove Award?

Zach Plesac’s right arm limited Kansas City to one run in seven innings Monday, but it was the glove on his left hand that helped make sure the Cleveland Indians were in position to come away with a 5-2 win at Progressive Field. Plesac, who is gaining a reputation as one of the best fielding pitchers […]

Why the Bills were wise to make Tre’Davious White the NFL’s richest cornerback

Before the 2017 season, and after five years with the Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots that has turned out to be quite a bargain in retrospect. Gilmore, the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, is the best cornerback in the business — especially in man coverage, but […]

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