At 24-years old and after parts of 3 seasons in Pawtucket, should Henry Owens really be starting the season in the minors? A 4-6 record with a 5.19 ERA in Boston sure doesn’t help his cause. Realistically, he isn’t gaining anything playing AAA ball any longer. The time has come to sink or swim for Owens.
Quiz of the week…which current Boston Celtic holds the best and worst 3-point shooting % this season? Answer near the bottom of the column
Brad Marchand may not end up being the league MVP but he is sure our MVP. The winger is currently 1st on the team in assists, goals, and games played thus far this season. For the record, the last Bruin to win the Hart Trophy was Phil Esposito for the 1973-74 season (Joe Thornton won in 2005-06, the year he was traded to San Jose).
If you take stock in such things, 23-year old first base prospect Sam Travis is hitting .321 in 28 at bats with 9 hits, including 3 home runs and 8 RBI’s in spring training.
Am I nervous about the Indiana Hoosiers potentially stealing Brad Stevens? Absolutely. Anytime the term “dream job” is floated around, there is a cause for concern.
Don’t look now, but back-up goalie Anton Khudobin is 4-0 in 2017.
Welcome to Boston Chris Sale! The Bovada Las Vegas Sports Book just announced you as the 7/2 odds on favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award this season.
Even in a year where they felt there were snubs, the ACC still managed to lead all conferences with 9 NCAA Tournament entries. Following the ACC was the Big East and Big 10 with 7 teams a piece and the Big 12 with 6 teams dancing.
Yes, Russell Westbrook is having a statistical season for the record books. Yes, James Harden is becoming a well-rounded all-NBA caliber player capable of leading his team on a deep playoff run, but there is no one more valuable to his team than LeBron James is to the Cavs.
While the New York Giants will have a top receiving corps with the addition of Brandon Marshall, until they can get a decent running game, I’m still putting them behind the Cowboys in the NFC East. For the record, the Giants finished 2016 ranked 29th in rushing yards and 32nd (dead last) in rushing touchdowns.
If you are looking for an interesting name to throw in the UMASS coaching search, try Yale’s James Jones, who worked with Minuteman AD Ryan Bamford during his stint in New Haven.
New Wizards acquisition, Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging just over 15 points per game off the bench since joining the team at the trade deadline. In a race for the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, signing Bogdanovic to the Celtics would have made him the 3rd highest scoring player on the entire team. Instead, Bogdanovic provides the exact scoring punch off the bench that Washington needs to advance into the Eastern Conference finals.
Quiz Answer: Best % is Avery Bradley at 41%; Worst is Marcus Smart at 29%
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