There used to be a time when the New England Patriots would play there best football when they were on the big stage. That era is gone and these days you never know what you will get when the Patriots take the field in a spotlight game. On Monday night the Patriots stumbled through the game, failing to make key tackles and featuring an offense that has absolutely no spark whatsoever. The defense h
By Darren Pare on Sep 30, 2014
Amongst the many intriguing storylines going into the matchup between the AL Central and AL East division winners, the headlining story is the experience of the Tigers versus the inexperienced, young roster of the Orioles. The Baltimore Orioles have played just one playoff series since 1997, while the Detroit Tigers will be looking to return to the ALCS for the fourth consecutive season. The Tiger
By Andrew Ericksen on Sep 29, 2014
With the baseball regular season over and no games on this Monday before the playoffs begin, I have had some time to ponder who will take home some hardware when the 2014 award winners are announced in November. Here is my take on who should and will win the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year in each league. A.L. Rookie of the Year: This would have been a great battle if New Yor
By Darren Pare on Sep 29, 2014
Opinion When the Washington Nationals clinched the National League Eastern Division title in 2012, it marked the first time the nation’s capital saw postseason baseball since 1933. Veteran manager Davey Johnson helmed the team to the best record in the NL at 98-64 and faced the St. Louis Cardinals in a Division Series with visions of World Series titles dancing in their heads. When the Nationals c
By Mike Sarzo on Sep 29, 2014
Even when something good happens for the Astros under owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow, they find a way to muck it up. It’s a familiar story with this organization that they’re under siege for the way they’re viewed throughout baseball. The easy explanation is that it’s a backlash for their conscious decision to shun old school baseball tactics, hire pure baseball outsiders and go a
By Paul Lebowitz on Sep 29, 2014
26th That's where the 2014 Cleveland Indians landed in Major League Baseball payroll. In a league without a salary cap that features teams with payrolls well above $220 million, logic suggests that the Indians shouldn't have been able to hang with the best of the best for an entire season. That, of course, was not the case. For the second straight year, the Indians were in the playoff hunt up thro
By Zac Wassink on Sep 29, 2014
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