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Author: Chris ODay

Voting a Pitcher for MVP is the Right Call

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 08: Starting pitcher Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals reacts after throwing a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of game one of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Max Scherzer #31 pitched a complete game as the Nationals won 10-3. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) When you look throughout the history of the MVP award, the winners are mostly hitters. The American league has handed it out to two pitchers since 1986, Roger Clemens in 1986, and Justin Verlander in 2010. The National League...

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Michael Crabtree Will Be the Second-Best Receiver in Baltimore Ravens History

Most teams that have won multiple Super Bowls have had some pretty great receivers in their history. The Green Bay Packers had a litany of greats. The Denver Broncos had Rod Smith. The Dallas Cowboys had Michael Irvin. The Pittsburgh Steelers have had Hines Ward, Antonio Brown, and John Stallworth. The Baltimore Ravens had….. Todd Heap and Derrick Mason. Heap was a tight end who averaged 47 catches a year. Mason was better on his first team, the Tennessee Titans, than he was in Baltimore. The argument could even be made, which I did here, that Torrey Smith is...

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Seattle Mariners Put Winning Second

The Seattle Mariners have had some interesting promotions this year. Four different Bark at the Park nights. They had a wine stopper night. There was a blanket hoodie night, a fanny pack night, and Ben Gamel Cap night, long hair included. There is a flannel night, and a Mike Zunino lunch bag night. They had pajama night, and a father’s day BBQ glove. Sure, these are interesting and definitely not normal giveaways. Unfortunately, that seems to be the focus for the Mariners. Instead of promoting the team and the fact they were on pace to break the longest playoff...

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NFL Week One Overreactions

Each Monday I will be putting together some overreactions from the weekend’s slate of NFL games. They might be reasonable, with stats and numbers to back them up. They also could be completely from the hip. All of them will have reasoning behind them. Either way, we are going to spend each Monday bringing you a couple of hot takes based on that particular week’s games. Here are overreactions from NFL Week One. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Are Better Without Jameis Winston Heading into Week One, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the biggest underdogs of the week at -9.5. That...

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Why the Baltimore Ravens Are Super Bowl Contenders

The last time Joe Flacco bet on himself, the Baltimore Ravens ended up on a platform next to Roger Goodell. You could say he is betting on himself again, trying to keep his job as the Ravens starting quarterback. Marshal Yanda and the rest of the offensive line are healthy. The defense is one of the best in the league. Every year there is a team that comes out of nowhere to make a strong playoff run. The Ravens are 40-1 to win the Super Bowl. This is why as a dark horse, the Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl...

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The Seattle Mariners Have Collapsed

The Seattle Mariners, for all intents and purposes, have collapsed. Yes, the team is still 16 games above .500. Yes, they still have an outside shot at making the playoffs. Fivethirtyeight still gives them a 4% chance to make the playoffs. The wins the team piled up early on in the year hides what has happened the last two months. The Seattle Mariners have collapsed. Seattle Mariners Have Collapsed The High Point in the Season Let’s go back in time two months. It’s July 5th, the Mariners are 24 games over .500 at 56-32. They sit 1.5 games back...

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Christian Yelich’s Historic Night

CINCINNATI, OH – AUGUST 29: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates after hitting a tripple in the 7th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Christian Yelich’s historic night can be broken down by the number of people who have met his accomplishment. There aren’t a lot of players that can say they have hit for the cycle, its happened 321 times. Even fewer can say they have had six hits in a game, that feat’s been accomplished 166 times. The number...

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Teddy Bridgewater Is the Next Drew Brees

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – AUGUST 24: New York Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks for a receiver during the National Football League preseason game between the New York Giants and the New York Jets on August 24, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) An injury that looked to be career ending. Doubt and disbelief by their original team. Getting traded to the New Orleans Saints. These occurrences are shared by both Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater. Their injuries were different with Brees having a devastating shoulder injury, and Bridgewater...

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