Bulls 102, Pistons 91 (11/11/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Sometimes Bulls fans don’t appreciate just how good of a basketball player Derrick Rose is. Sure, Rose has missed an awful lot of time in the past 3 years, and it’s robbed a player on a HOF trajectory of some prime years. That sucks. When Rose is even close to healthy, though, he can drastically change the trajectory of a …

Should the Cubs pursue Evan Gattis?

In Uncategorized by myles

The rumor around the water cooler is that the Braves are aggressively shopping Evan Gattis. The Cubs are in the market for an upgrade at catcher, kicking the tires on Russell Martin (who wants a 5/75 deal. move along, little doggie.). Martin is known for great pitch framing and plate discipline. Evan Gattis isn’t known for either, though he has …

Bulls 95, Bucks 86 (11/5/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Full Disclosure: I didn’t watch this game, as I was (and am) battling a fever at the moment. Where has Doug McDermott gone? Dougie McBuckets has seen his minutes shrink from 24, to 17, to 11, to 11, and now to 7 minutes this season. It doesn’t seem as if Thibs trusts the young fella yet, and I can see …

I hope we miss

In Uncategorized by myles

Today is the first day of free agency. The Cubs are linked to many of the top free agents; from Max Scherzer to Jon Lester to David Robertson (wtf). If I’m being completely honest, I hope we miss on all of the top free agent pitchers we are linked to. My reasoning is very simple. The Cubs have a finite …

Joe Maddon, Cubs Manager, is Officially Official

In Uncategorized by aisle424

The #Cubs have agreed to terms with the two-time AL Manager of the Year through the 2019 season. Welcome, @Maddonini! pic.twitter.com/YZTxnZA72F — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 3, 2014 Well, there you have it. Joe Maddon ——> Cubs is officially official. Reports are that it is a 5 year, $25 million deal. I don’t know who reported it first and I …

OV Team Auction Results

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

Last spring, Myles had the idea that instead of just compiling our dumb predictions about the upcoming season, we should do something a bit more interesting. The idea was for each of the OV authors to pick a group of teams and track those teams throughout the season to see whose group did the best. Originally, we were going to …

Bulls 104, Knicks 80 (10-30-14)

In Bulls by myles

Honestly, it wasn’t even that close. One of the great strengths of the Bulls this year is how extraordinarily deep they are. Evocative of the Bench Mob 3-4 years ago (and headlined by the same player), the combination of Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic, Aaron Brooks, and Tony Snell are going to bury second units all year. It’s the …

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Daily Facepalm 10.29.14 – Game 7 looms

In Facepalm by berselius

Following a 10-0 beatdown from the BABIP gods, the Giants and Royals play game 7 tonight. I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed this world series, considering I have essentially no opinion on any player on either side and am mostly rooting for the Giants due to my dislike of Ned Yost and the inevitable barrage of articles about …

Rest in Peace, Oscar Taveras

In Uncategorized by myles

The baseball world received a terrible piece of news yesterday night, as Oscar Taveras died in a car accident at age of 22. His girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, also passed away. My thoughts go out to both families. May they find peace. Baseball is a game that I, among many others at this site, have a passion for. To me, baseball …

Hire Joe Maddon?

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Joe Maddon exercised his option to leave the Tampa Bay Rays today and is now a free agent manager looking for his next job. Almost immediately after the news came out, multiple reports from guys like Buster Olney, Ken Rosenthal and others linked the Cubs to being interested in Maddon. Cubs Twitter, as it does, went apeshit. But Cubs Twitter …