• Fire Theo Epstein?

    It's obvious now that Epstein is out to wreck the Cubs. The team is in desperate need of pitching so Epstein trades a prospect -- who might actually develop into a serviceable pitcher someday -- for a never-was who has shown that he is, at best, a mediocre talent. Jesse Chavez is 36-52 in 11 seasons with a 4.61 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. The Cubs... show more
    It's obvious now that Epstein is out to wreck the Cubs. The team is in desperate need of pitching so Epstein trades a prospect -- who might actually develop into a serviceable pitcher someday -- for a never-was who has shown that he is, at best, a mediocre talent. Jesse Chavez is 36-52 in 11 seasons with a 4.61 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. The Cubs already have plenty of garbage on the pitching staff so why did Epstein add another turd to the toilet? It has to be because he wants to destroy the team.
    2 answers · Baseball · 3 days ago
  • Why Are Haters Blasting Hader?

    The guy made some ill-advised tweets 7 or 8 years ago, when he was a teen, and now he's making headlines for the wrong reason. He just made his first All Star team but instead of celebrating him the media decided to crucify him by dredging up old messages. They did the same thing to Josh Allen before the NFL Draft. Who's the bad guy here:... show more
    The guy made some ill-advised tweets 7 or 8 years ago, when he was a teen, and now he's making headlines for the wrong reason. He just made his first All Star team but instead of celebrating him the media decided to crucify him by dredging up old messages. They did the same thing to Josh Allen before the NFL Draft. Who's the bad guy here: Hader, who made ill-advised comments that you'd expect from any stupid kid, or the media for trying to make a big deal about it years after the fact? My vote goes to scumbag media types.
    5 answers · Baseball · 5 days ago
  • Machado to the Dodgers?

    ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Dodgers have all but finalized a deal that would bring Manny Machado to the Left Coast. Granted, any 54-year old man who calls himself "Buster" is an idiot so the jerk has also reported that the Phillies remain in contention for acquiring Machado. The Dodgers took a huge hit earlier this season... show more
    ESPN's Buster Olney is reporting that the Dodgers have all but finalized a deal that would bring Manny Machado to the Left Coast. Granted, any 54-year old man who calls himself "Buster" is an idiot so the jerk has also reported that the Phillies remain in contention for acquiring Machado. The Dodgers took a huge hit earlier this season when they lost shortstop Corey Seager for the season to Tommy John surgery and Machado will fill the gaping hole he left behind in the lineup. Seager should be back for the start of next season and with Justin Turner signed through 2020 the question is whether or not the team will try to sign Machado beyond this season. The Dodgers could be pulling out the stops after being edged in last year's Wold Series but will Machado be the man who leads them to their first World Series title in 30 years?
    8 answers · Baseball · 6 days ago
  • Home Run Derby?

    Who's watching tonight? Does anyone really care about it or is it just something to do? BQ: Who have you got?
    Who's watching tonight? Does anyone really care about it or is it just something to do? BQ: Who have you got?
    3 answers · Baseball · 7 days ago
  • Brewers Annual Midseason Nap?

    Last year Milwaukee went into the break in 1st place in the NL Central, with 50-41 record. That was good for a 5.5 game lead over Chicago and St. Louis. They went 36-35 the rest of the way and finished 6 games back of the Cubs. This year the Brewers were 55-37 and 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs before beginning their snooze. They've dropped 6 in a... show more
    Last year Milwaukee went into the break in 1st place in the NL Central, with 50-41 record. That was good for a 5.5 game lead over Chicago and St. Louis. They went 36-35 the rest of the way and finished 6 games back of the Cubs. This year the Brewers were 55-37 and 2.5 games ahead of the Cubs before beginning their snooze. They've dropped 6 in a row -- to Pittsburgh and the decimated Miami Marlins -- and now trail Chicago by 2.5 games. It seems like Milwaukee runs out of gas after 90 or so games. Why is that?
    1 answer · Baseball · 7 days ago
  • Stupid Cub Tricks?

    The vast majority of major league hitters have shown zero interest this year's Home Run Derby. Judge and Stanton of the NY Yankees refused to participate as did AL home run leader JD Martinez. Cleveland's Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor also passed along with Mike Trout and NL leader Nolan Arenado. Bryce Harper volunteered since the... show more
    The vast majority of major league hitters have shown zero interest this year's Home Run Derby. Judge and Stanton of the NY Yankees refused to participate as did AL home run leader JD Martinez. Cleveland's Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor also passed along with Mike Trout and NL leader Nolan Arenado. Bryce Harper volunteered since the contest is being held in his home park and Reds hurler Michael Lorenzen lobbied for a spot before being placed on the DL. Hitters say that the risk of messing up your swing isn't worth the notoriety they receive by taking part in the competition yet the Cubs have decided to allow 2 of their hitters -- Javy Baez and Schwarber to participate. Why do the powers that be on the North Side trying to undermine this team?
    1 answer · Baseball · 2 weeks ago
  • Should Washington Trade Harper?

    The Nats are 42-43 and 7 games back in the NL East. They've been hit hard by injuries in what is shaping up to be a lost season. It's an all-but-certain that Bryce Harper will leave for greener pastures after this season so wouldn't it make sense for the Nationals to trade the underachieving slugger before the trade deadline this... show more
    The Nats are 42-43 and 7 games back in the NL East. They've been hit hard by injuries in what is shaping up to be a lost season. It's an all-but-certain that Bryce Harper will leave for greener pastures after this season so wouldn't it make sense for the Nationals to trade the underachieving slugger before the trade deadline this year? They won't get much for him but at least they'll get something.
    2 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • Should Cubs Make A Move For deGrom?

    The Mets hurler is having a terrific season despite his 5-4 record. He leads the NL in ERA and has fanned 134 batters in 107 innings. He's 30 years old and won't be a free agent until the 2021 season. And he's tired of losing. deGrom is arbitration-eligible next season and will certainly get a raise over the $7.4M he's making this... show more
    The Mets hurler is having a terrific season despite his 5-4 record. He leads the NL in ERA and has fanned 134 batters in 107 innings. He's 30 years old and won't be a free agent until the 2021 season. And he's tired of losing. deGrom is arbitration-eligible next season and will certainly get a raise over the $7.4M he's making this year. The Cubs have been named as potential suitors for Washington's Bryce Harper but wouldn't it make more sense to address the desperate need they have for mound help instead? The Mets are old and untalented so the Cubs could offer some young talent to pry deGrom loose. Should the Cubs forget about Harper and lock deGrom up long-term?
    7 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • Kris Bryant: Worthy of the Hype?

    Bryant was NL Rookie of The Year in 2015 and won NL Most Valuable Player for an encore in 2016. He set career highs in batting average and OBP last season but his home run and RBI totals dropped dramatically. He was on a 21 homer/84 RBI pace before getting injured and those are hardly the numbers that one would expect from an elite major league... show more
    Bryant was NL Rookie of The Year in 2015 and won NL Most Valuable Player for an encore in 2016. He set career highs in batting average and OBP last season but his home run and RBI totals dropped dramatically. He was on a 21 homer/84 RBI pace before getting injured and those are hardly the numbers that one would expect from an elite major league hitter. Is Bryant over-hyped at this point in his career? Is he nothing more than a good player who started his MLB career on a high note? Or has the Wrigleyville idiot, Joe Maddon, ruined a player with true star potential?
    3 answers · Baseball · 3 weeks ago
  • Should the NFL Ban Jameis Winston?

    The boy has exhibited thuggish behavior since his Felony State U days. His coaches enabled him then and the Tampa Bay organization is enabling him now. He steals. He commits sexual assault. He's loud and ignorant. He probably has sex with small furry animals. And Tampa Bay will reward these behaviors, and 3 years of average play, with a salary... show more
    The boy has exhibited thuggish behavior since his Felony State U days. His coaches enabled him then and the Tampa Bay organization is enabling him now. He steals. He commits sexual assault. He's loud and ignorant. He probably has sex with small furry animals. And Tampa Bay will reward these behaviors, and 3 years of average play, with a salary of $20,922,00 next year, provided the boy doesn't act out and get kicked out of the league. Should the NFL anticipate the inevitable and ban Winston now? Doing so will go a long way toward cleaning up their image.
    13 answers · Football (American) · 3 weeks ago
  • Baltimore's Bench Davis?

    Prior to the 2016 season, Baltimore signed Chris Davis to a 7 year/$161M contract, the richest in team history. Davis was coming off a season in which he hit .262.with 47 homers and 117 RBI and the O's clearly felt that the 29 year old wold be an integral part of the offense for years to come. Fast forward to 2018: in the almost two and half... show more
    Prior to the 2016 season, Baltimore signed Chris Davis to a 7 year/$161M contract, the richest in team history. Davis was coming off a season in which he hit .262.with 47 homers and 117 RBI and the O's clearly felt that the 29 year old wold be an integral part of the offense for years to come. Fast forward to 2018: in the almost two and half years since Davis hit the lottery he has struggled mightily. In 342 games Davis has hit .207 with 68 homers and 160 RBI. He's struck out 500 times. Davis is under contract through the 2022 season to the tune of $23,000,000 a year. Davis hasn't hit a home run since May 9th and now finds himself stuck on the bench. Baltimore clearly isn't getting their money's worth from Davis but can't afford to cut him loose. Do you see any team being interested in him in the future?
    4 answers · Baseball · 1 month ago
  • Hanley Ramirez DFA'd?

    The Boston Red Sox have designated 1st baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez for assignment in order to make room for Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia is returning from knee surgery and is an upgrade over Eduardo Nunez at 2nd while Ramirez (oh for his last 20) has become expendable thanks to stellar play by Mitch Moreland at 1st and JD Martinez at DH. The move also... show more
    The Boston Red Sox have designated 1st baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez for assignment in order to make room for Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia is returning from knee surgery and is an upgrade over Eduardo Nunez at 2nd while Ramirez (oh for his last 20) has become expendable thanks to stellar play by Mitch Moreland at 1st and JD Martinez at DH. The move also negates the vesting option in Ramirez's contract and saves Boston $22M for next season. Ramirez is 34 years old and doesn't have the greatest reputation. The word is that he only plays hard when he feels like it. Ramirez does have experience as a 3rd baseman and played shortstop when he first arrived in the majors. Will that make him attractive to National League teams -- both Atlanta and the Mets have given Jose Bautista a chance recently -- or is it more-likely that he'll wind up on another American League club?
    9 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Current State of Sports?

    I was browsing through the sports section of my local newspaper the other day -- I saw headlines announcing the arrest (again) of Lenny Dysktra, the arrest of Richie Incognito, Wellington Castillo's suspension, and a run-in between a Milwaukee Bucks player and police -- and I had to ask myself, "when did sports reporters move away from... show more
    I was browsing through the sports section of my local newspaper the other day -- I saw headlines announcing the arrest (again) of Lenny Dysktra, the arrest of Richie Incognito, Wellington Castillo's suspension, and a run-in between a Milwaukee Bucks player and police -- and I had to ask myself, "when did sports reporters move away from covering sports"? Are today's athletes any worse than players from 20, 30, or 50 years ago, or are today's reporters going out of their way to dig up dirt because those types of stories sell? Team owners wonder why people are becoming disgusted with their respective sports but is it because the players are behaving worse than ever, or is it because the media are more willing than ever to chronicle their misdeeds?
    2 answers · Other - Sports · 2 months ago
  • Fire Theo Epstein?

    Epstein gets a lot of credit for ending the title droughts in Boston and Chicago but I submit that he was simply in the right place at the right time. The moves that he made this past winter prove that Epstein isn't the savvy baseball man that everyone makes him out to be. Case 1: He gave a 3 year/$38M contract to a pitcher who isn't worth... show more
    Epstein gets a lot of credit for ending the title droughts in Boston and Chicago but I submit that he was simply in the right place at the right time. The moves that he made this past winter prove that Epstein isn't the savvy baseball man that everyone makes him out to be. Case 1: He gave a 3 year/$38M contract to a pitcher who isn't worth 1/10 of that. Tyler Chatwood was 20-24 with a 4.27 ERA over his last 2 years in Colorado, averaging 4.33 BB:9 durnig that time. Now that he's guaranteed at least $12M a year for the next 3 years, the boy has quit on the Cubs. He barely goes 5 innings an outing and couldn't find the strike zone with a GPS locator. He's the pitching equivalent of Jason Heyward. Case 2: Heyward. He gave this waste of a life a deal worth $184M over 8 years to keep him from resigning with the Cardinals. Heyward's performance prior to that contract did not justify the contract. He's never hit .300 in a season. He's topped 14 home runs in a season twice (in 2010 and 2012). He's topped 60 RBIs in a season twice (2010/2012). He used to steal bases but stopped once he got the sweet deal from Epstein. Heyward received almost $50M his first 2 years in Chicago and he's rewarded that generosity by hitting 18 home runs and driving in 108 runs in 206 games. He stole 15 total bases after stealing 23 in 2015 and he's hit just .243. And I won't even mention the Yu Darvish signing. Isn't it time for the Cubs to fire Epstein?
    3 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Singleton Released By Astros?

    Some may recall that Singleton was criticized when he signed a $10M deal with the Astros before making his major league debut in 2014. As it turns out, Singleton got the last laugh. His 2 years in Houston resulted in 114 games played, a .171 average, 14 homers and 50 RBI. He totaled 61 hits and a whopping 151 strikeouts in 357 at bats. He spent the... show more
    Some may recall that Singleton was criticized when he signed a $10M deal with the Astros before making his major league debut in 2014. As it turns out, Singleton got the last laugh. His 2 years in Houston resulted in 114 games played, a .171 average, 14 homers and 50 RBI. He totaled 61 hits and a whopping 151 strikeouts in 357 at bats. He spent the 2016-2017 seasons in the minors, hitting a combined .204 with 38 homers and 128 RBI in 241 games. Singleton failed a drug test last winter and was serving a 100 game suspension when Houston cut him loose. He made $714,286 per homer with the Astros. Do you see another team signing him at that bargain rate?
    4 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • Cano Drug Suspension: MLBS?

    The grinning idiot in Seattle, Robinson Cano, was finally caught juicing. Suspicions of juicing go back to his time with the NY Wankers but did not fail a drug test until now. The boy will serve a 80-game suspension but the time that he'll spend on the DL with a broken finger will count toward the suspension. Does anyone have a problem with... show more
    The grinning idiot in Seattle, Robinson Cano, was finally caught juicing. Suspicions of juicing go back to his time with the NY Wankers but did not fail a drug test until now. The boy will serve a 80-game suspension but the time that he'll spend on the DL with a broken finger will count toward the suspension. Does anyone have a problem with this? How is it punishment if he would have missed the games anyway?
    4 answers · Baseball · 2 months ago
  • NBC Says the NFL Will Rebound In 2018.?

    One of the muckety-mucks in charge of sports at NBC says the Supreme Court decision to allow sports betting throughout the US will benefit the NFL. The thinking is that there will be a renewed interest because people will be more focused on betting on games and less focused on all the extracurricular nonsense like protests, domestic abuse, and the... show more
    One of the muckety-mucks in charge of sports at NBC says the Supreme Court decision to allow sports betting throughout the US will benefit the NFL. The thinking is that there will be a renewed interest because people will be more focused on betting on games and less focused on all the extracurricular nonsense like protests, domestic abuse, and the other criminal activities that players regularly engage in. Do you agree with the assessment? Will being able to bet on games help you overlook the behavior of the degenerates who play in Goodell's Clusterfock?
    8 answers · Football (American) · 2 months ago
  • Yu Darvish or Joe Maddon?

    Who's the bigger waste of a life?
    Who's the bigger waste of a life?
    4 answers · Singles & Dating · 2 months ago
  • The Dark Blight Of The Mets?

    There was a time when Matt Harvey was a rising star in the National League. He posted a 2.53 ERA with 449 strikeouts in 437 innings during his first three seasons and was an All Star in 2013 before having to undergo Tommy John surgery. He sat out the entire 2014 season but was solid in 2015 and, at age 26, appeared poised for greatness. But Harvey... show more
    There was a time when Matt Harvey was a rising star in the National League. He posted a 2.53 ERA with 449 strikeouts in 437 innings during his first three seasons and was an All Star in 2013 before having to undergo Tommy John surgery. He sat out the entire 2014 season but was solid in 2015 and, at age 26, appeared poised for greatness. But Harvey struggled in 2016-17, in part due to nagging injuries, and his career seems to be going of the rails completely this season. The Mets were generous in giving Harvey a contract worth over $5.6M for this season but his move to the bullpen does not bode well for his future in Flushing Meadows. Do you think the Mets will try to trade Harvey and, if so, where do you see him going?
    1 answer · Baseball · 3 months ago
  • Rue Darvish?

    The Cubs dropped $126M on postseason pinata Yu Darvish last winter and the lad has, thus far, been a huge disappointment. Prior to this season Darvish was 13-4 in April with a 2.53 ERA but he's 0-2 with an ERA just south of 7 for the Cubs. Are Cubs fans going to rue the day that Epstein and Company signed this pitcher? How long before the fans... show more
    The Cubs dropped $126M on postseason pinata Yu Darvish last winter and the lad has, thus far, been a huge disappointment. Prior to this season Darvish was 13-4 in April with a 2.53 ERA but he's 0-2 with an ERA just south of 7 for the Cubs. Are Cubs fans going to rue the day that Epstein and Company signed this pitcher? How long before the fans tire of his mediocrity?
    5 answers · Baseball · 3 months ago