By: Alex Reimold
Houston, we have a good problem. Competition at the catcher spot. Over the course of this spring training, one thing we’ve observed is the exciting position battle between Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon. Vazquez is coming back from Tommy John surgery and is trying to prove he’s fully recovered and ready to start hosing runners. On the other hand, Sandy Leon is looking to come back this season and produce similar numbers last year, hitting .310 with 7 longballs. Either way both guys have a lot to prove and looked amped to prove themselves in Spring Training, and hopefully that will carry into the regular season. However, the question must be asked, who will get the starting job, and who should get the starting job?
By: Andrew Nason
Top Cornerback says he’ll bounce back:
Sidney Jones was a top 3 cornerback and a top 20 player prior to suffering an Achillesinjury at his pro day March 11th. Many experts had him dropping 2 or 3 rounds as a result of this, under the impression he would unlikely be able to step on a football field during the 2017 NFL season. Jones recently tweeted out that his surgery went extremely well and his doctors have told him he will be able to play at some point next season. Jones, who has been compared to All-Pro corner and fellow Washington Huskie alum Marcus Peters, will still see a slip in his draft stock, but with the news of his rehab going well, I expect to see him taken late in the 1st round at the earliest and don’t expect him to fall past the 2nd round. He will be a steal for anyone after pick 25.
By: Jeremy Perrigo
As the NHL enters the final two weeks of the regular season, playoff berths are being clinched and teams are being eliminated from contention. However, for a select group of teams, their postseason aspirations will be determined in the final days of competition. These teams fight tooth and nail for final wild card seeds, or depending on the circumstances, potentially even the third seed in their division.
By: Evan Singleton
You are probably reading that title and saying, "What the...?" Well, I am here to say you are not crazy. I mean what I have typed. This team is not a good team. BY ANY MEANS. This really is not even a debatable subject. If you actually think the Cavs are a good team then you either don't understand basketball, or you don't understand...basketball.
By: Kenny Doyle
What’s the deal? Seriously, what’s the deal?
Malcolm Butler has been a restricted free agent for 18 days now. Things in NFL free agency usually move quickly, as evidenced by the Patriots signing Stephon Gilmore the second they could. A mere 2 days afterwards the rumors of Malcolm Butler to the Saints for Brandin Cooks started, and yet here we are on March 27th and things couldn’t be any quieter.
By: Cara Mooney
Following a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders last Saturday night and a Toronto Maple Leaf’s loss, the Boston Bruins currently hold the second wild card spot one point behind the Leafs for third in the Atlantic. Six games remain for the black and gold as they enter their second to last week of the regular season. With three games this week, the Bruins look to extend their gap on the New York Islanders and hopefully push the Leafs out of that third spot in the Atlantic Division.
By: Cristofer Zillo
Things are getting tight in the Eastern Conference standings, like we knew it would. The Celtics have a chance to snatch the #1 seed from the Cavaliers this year, and it might just happen. The Wizards beat the Cavs Saturday night, putting the Celtics at .5 GB. What's wrong with the Cavs? Yeah they're stacked, but they have no chemistry at all. This is a problem. LeBron knows it. The NBA knows it. Now is the time where chemistry should be it's highest in preparation for the Playoffs. The Celtics, as of late, have shown tremendous chemistry--despite letting Booker drop 70 the other night. Of course, the entire NBA ignored the fact that Bradley, the Celt’s best defender, was out. I won't get into that. Even if the Celtics grab the #1 seed, does it even matter?
By: Jake Perda
Thankfully, Spring Training is almost over and the beginning of the Major League Baseball season is just a week away. But before we get too far into all of the predictions and Opening Day roster speculation, I wanted to talk about what has been by far the best result of the 2017 Red Sox Spring Training: The Brock Holt-Andrew Benintendi bromance.
By: Evan Singleton
So I wrote an article earlier this month stating that the Celtics would win the NBA Championship this year. I still stand by that, fully. Now, in that article I explained why it was going to happen and how it could. Well, in this write-up I will be explaining just how possible this thing really is, given what is going on throughout the league.