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Time for Yankees to move on from Gary Sanchez

If Gary Sanchez gets dumped by the Yankees and rediscovers his 2016-17 mojo elsewhere next season, the team that discovered and developed him must conduct an internal audit to discover why and how this prodigious talent lost his way in The Bronx. But if the Yankees keep their human click bait behind the plate and […]

Trey Hendrickson? No. 3 in the NFL in sacks? Inside the Saints defender’s rise

Maybe it’s time we start mentioning Trey Hendrickson as more than an afterthought when rattling off the Saints’ historically great 2017 NFL Draft class. The defensive end ranks third in the league with 7½ sacks through the midpoint of the 2020 season. No, we’re not talking Cam Jordan or Marcus Davenport, both first-round picks. I’m […]

The Nationals’ defensive philosophy is changing. Just look at the shift.

When evaluating a player’s performance in 2020, it’s hard to place too much stock in a 60-game season. It only provides a tiny sample size of starts, at-bats or opportunities in the field. But over the course of three months, in a season that never went their way, the Washington Nationals flashed a sharp shift […]

Why don’t the Hurricanes have more sacks? A defensive dive before N.C. State

When Gregory Rousseau opted out because of COVID-19 concerns prior to the season, the Miami Hurricanes still expected to have one of the best pass-rushing units in the country. And they’ve still been very good. With Temple transfer Quincy Roche and former No. 1 overall recruit Jaelan Phillips creating 22 pressures each at defensive end, […]

Wyatt Teller: measuring the right guard’s impact on the Browns offense

For a guy who was considered the biggest question mark on the Cleveland Browns offensive line entering the season, Wyatt Teller has instead proved the most indispensable. The Browns have sorely missed the right guard since he left Week 5 with a calf injury. Teller hasn’t played since, and his status remains week-to-week. The Cleveland […]

Matt Olson snubbed for 2020 Gold Glove award

Throughout 2020, it feels like everything we know about the world has been flipped on its head. The MLB season only loosely resembled a normal campaign, U.S. politics have gone haywire, and daily life in America has been altered in unprecedented ways. Also, murder hornets. It’s been a weird year. Amid the added stress of […]

Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joey Gallo win Gold Gloves after defensive switches this season

Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Joey Gallo made defensive switches this season and took home Gold Gloves on Tuesday to show for it. Here’s a question: Could Kiner-Falefa do the same thing, including another position switch, all over again in 2021? A year ago at this time, Kiner-Falefa was coming out of a failed experiment to add […]

Rays quickly turn attention to ‘uncertainty’ of 2021

The Rays are going to look different next season. They always do. It’s pretty much in their DNA to spend their offseason days looking for ways to tweak the roster, adding talent and managing payroll by making trades and signings, often under the radar, that result in an annual churn. But how much differently? Click […]

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez wins his 4th Fielding Bible Award, receiving recognition for his play at shortstop

After being honored for his elite versatility in previous seasons, Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs has now been recognized for his exceptional play at shortstop. Baez earned fourth Fielding Bible Award, being recognized this time at shortstop. He tied for first among shortstops in Double Play Runs saved and tied for second in Defensive […]

Alabama’s pass rush conundrum: How effective has it really been?

Is the glass half empty or half full? As with a lot of things, it depends on your perspective. Is Alabama’s pass rush effective or ineffective? Well, it depends on your perspective, how you interpret stats and which stats you value most. Here are the facts. Form your own opinion. Alabama ranks 12th in the […]

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