Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Manning amongst Men

There are a few people in this world that seem to be created specifically to excel at what they do. For some reason, the universe decides to create someone who has the rare combination of talent and desire to show … Continue reading

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The Oregon Ducks Looking for a Crystal Beak

The Oregon Ducks, led by Mark Helfrich, are the epitome of new age college football. In fact, they’re absolutely flamboyant about it – whether it is their vast array of jerseys or their controlled-chaos brand of football – the Oregon … Continue reading

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Jameis Winston is Going Pro

Controversial Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is NFL-bound. That’s the news coming from Winston’s father via ESPN: Initially, Antonor Winston said his son planned to wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T to announce a … Continue reading

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Stephen Drew Returns to the Yankees on One-Year Deal

Stephen Drew isn’t going to make the same mistake twice. The 31-year-old infielder has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal to return to the New York Yankees. Drew hit free agency a year ago coming off a solid season … Continue reading

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Ohio State Single-Handedly Changing College Football Landscape

Ohio State, no one expected you to be here. The Big 10 was left for dead in week two when the conference had a disastrous showing in their non-conference schedule. When Michigan State lost to Oregon, Ohio State was sunk … Continue reading

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They call me…

Nicknames are irresistible: The Sultan of Swat, The Say-Hey Kid, The Big Unit, Pat the Bat, Kung Fu Panda, Billy Country Breakfast Butler… Continue reading

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MLB Hall of Fame Primer: History in the Making

The wait is nearly over, because later today – 2pm Eastern to be precise – the results of the BBWAA 2015 Hall of Fame election will be announced. In an interesting twist, it seems as though the often stingy Baseball … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Phillies Sign Aaron Harang

The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with free agent starter Aaron Harang. The move is a far cry from years past where the club traded for Roy Halladay or signed free agent Cliff Lee, … Continue reading

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James Shields Reportedly has a 5-year, $110M Offer

Well, by golly, that sure escalated quickly. We posted earlier that Miami had joined the market for free agent starter James Shields. Despite being the number three free agent starter available, the market for Shields had been slow to develop … Continue reading

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White Sox Agree to Deal with Emilio Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio and the Chicago White Sox have agreed on a one-year, $4 million contract, with a club option for 2016. The report comes courtesy of Jon Morosoi of Fox Sports. Last week we ranked Bonifacio at 17th on our … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago White Sox, Emilio Bonifacio, Free Agency, MLB | 1 Comment

Examining Ryan Howard’s Trade Value

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the early stages of a long-overdue rebuild. The club has already shipped off long-time face of the franchise Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, parted ways with A.J. Burnett, and moved Marlon Byrd to the division-rival … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins Join the James Shields Sweepstakes

The market for James Shields has been slow to develop. As of Sunday night, however, there’s a new team rumored to be in the mix for his services. ESPN’s Jim Bowden is reporting that the Miami Marlins are showing significant … Continue reading

Posted in American League, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago Cubs, Dan Haren, Free Agency, James Shields, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, MLB, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants | 3 Comments

Orioles and Dodgers Discussing an Andre Ethier Trade

The Baltimore Orioles lost both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis to free agency and the club has spent much of the off-season looking to replace their production and playing time in the outfield via free agency. While the club has … Continue reading

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Oswaldo Arcia is Dealing with Back Issues

Minnesota Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is currently sidelined in the Venezuelan Winter League with back issues. Rafael Rojas reports that he’s expected to sit for another 5-6 days before the club will determine the next steps. Arcia, 23, previously dealt … Continue reading

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ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott has Passed Away

Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning. He was just 49-years-old. Scott was engaged in a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Throughout his battle, Scott was very open, very honest, and incredibly inspiring. I won’t even … Continue reading

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