The NFL Pro Bowl is basically Niners vs. Ravens
Updated Jan. 5: Aubrey Huff’s X/Twitter hiatus was short-lived, as the ex-MLB player and problematic poster reactivated his account and proceeded to be predictably sexist, and offensive. – Cale Clinton Read More
We were told that once Shohei Ohtani signed, or promised to the Dodgers that he can take all his money after the ocean reclaims Los Angeles as a whole, the rest of the free agents would start to fly off the shelves. It’s now Jan. 3, spring training is about six weeks away, and most of the free agents that were in the tier behind Ohtani and Yoshinubu Yamamoto are still waiting around. It’s feeling a bit like 2019 again, when we were told that once Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed, everything else would shuffle into place. Except neither signed until February. – Sam Fels Read More
If there’s one thing you can count on in sports, it’s the desire of a certain segment of the media to rehabilitate their favorite players and coaches, no matter the harm done. There was the infamous Adam Schefter softball interview with Greg Hardy shortly after he was accused of doing this to his then-girlfriend. In the days before he was accused of sexually assaulting an Uber driver, I recall several pieces touting how much Jameis Winston had “matured” since he was accused of assaulting another woman in college. And, of course, far more glowing pieces have been written about Peyton Manning than were ever written about the allegations that he sexually assaulted a trainer in college. Neither Hardy, Winston nor Manning have ever been convicted of the allegations against them. – Julie DiCaro Read More
While Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery still wait for their free-agent payday, two powerhouses that were also in need of starting pitching have chosen other routes. Oh, the Dodgers did splash free-agent cash, it was just for one pitcher who’s never pitched in the majors (Yoshinubu Yamamoto) and one who won’t pitch in 2024 (Shohei Ohtani). The Dodgers needed more than one starter for next year, though, and they took the same route as Atlanta did, bypassing the free agents and going via trade. But in LA’s pickup of Tyler Glasnow and Atlanta’s of Chris Sale, they’re both seemingly opting for pitchers whom they won’t really have to care what they produce between April and September. Which is good, because neither pitcher has specialized in doing much, in volume, in those months. – Sam Fels Read More
Toxic ex-MLB pitcher Trevor Bauer — who sued Deadspin and lost — is hoping to find another gig in the majors.
Appearing oh so sympathetic by going on Fox News, the hurler told America’s Newsroom host Bill Hemmer how he made mistakes, was reckless, and “agreed to do things I shouldn’t have done.” He also claims to be making changes. – Anthony Locicero Read More