Is Machado-Mania Coming to an End?

With just a few weeks to go before the non-waiver trade deadline, trade talks surrounding Manny Machado are heating up, Where will he finish the season?

Is the New “Cardinal Way” a Series of Bad Fundamentals and Dysfunction?

When I was growing up, the St. Louis Cardinals were an organization which prided itself in fundamentals, defense, team effort, and winning. You never heard a peep of dysfunction from the organization, and most importantly, they won. A lot. "The Cardinal Way" was the gold...

My Home Run Derby Wishlist

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Home Run Derby should be a fun event full of showing off character, rather than boring players who happen to hit the ball out of the park often. I also promised that I'd give my wishlist for the...

It’s Time to Change Up the Home Run Derby

We are a little over two weeks away from the MLB's annual mid-summer classic, where old stars such as Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis will be competing with some of 2018's breakout stars like Matt Kemp and Nick Markakis. While the all-star game in...

PODCAST: S&TH – Ep 47 – John Tavares to the Bruins?

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In the latest episode of the Steve and the Hood Podcast, Steve and Chris talk Bruins free agency, Celtics draft, Jackie Bradley, and the Red Sox, and more!

National League: Favorites Within a Few Games of Upstart Young Teams

Heading into the second series in as many weeks between the two defending NL champions, the National League playoff picture is juicy. The 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs travel to Los Angeles to face the 2017 NLCS-winning Dodgers from Monday to Thursday. The...

The Relief Pitcher Trade Market

The Nationals, last night, got the ball rolling on MLB trade season when they dealt three prospects for Royals' reliever Kelvin Herrera. While this deadline isn't set up to be as exciting as some in years past, the relief pitcher market is the one...

The Weird and Wonderful World of Juan Soto

How do you top hitting a home run in your first career MLB start? Nationals outfielder Juan Soto may have managed to do just that on Monday.

The MLB Has a Major Enemy: The MLB.

No organization is without its flaws. The NBA has a boring, predictable product. The NFL can't keep its foot out of its own mouth. The NHL and MLS have a major problem appealing to Americans. The MLB doesn't have these problems per say, but they...

Who Will Win The Cy Young Award?

As we near the halfway point of the season Ben Rolfe takes a look at who are the NL and AL Cy Young front runners. Can one of the big guns win it? Could we see one of the younger generation sneak in? Or will we see a surprise winner?

Three Blockbuster Trades that Need to Happen

It's never too early to start hypothesizing about my favorite time of year, MLB Trade Season. While it's too early to start recognizing some of the teams that could be sellers by the end of July, there are some trades which already make too...

What is Wrong with Luis Castillo?

Luis Castillo was a breakout star in 2017 after making the jump from Double-A. However, the fairytale has come to a screeching halt in 2018. What has gone wrong for Castillo in 2018? Is he suffering from bad luck or has he made changes that have been a detriment to him?

Dodgers select J.T. Ginn

With the 30th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Los Angeles Dodgers have selected J.T Ginn a right-handed pitcher from Brandon High School in Mississippi.   Ginn has a plus fastball that sits in the 95-97 mph range and has been noted to hit 99...

Indians select Noah Naylor

With the 29th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Cleveland Indians have selected Noah Naylor, a catcher from St. Joan of Arc Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Naylor's brother Josh is a top prospect in the Padres' system, but Noah could possibly be...

Nationals select Mason Denaburg

With the 27th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals have selected Mason Denaburg, a right-handed pitcher from Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island, Florida. Denaburg does have quite a bit of velocity to his fastball, hitting 97 on the gun, while...

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National League Midway Report

With the All-Star break nearly completed Ben Rolfe takes a look at the midway playoff contenders in the National League and gives his predictions

NFL Free Agency News

Junior Galette Back to Washington? Maybe So

Return of the Junior Pass Rusher? With Redskins training camp opening in just over two weeks, their 90-man roster is pretty set. Or is it? As much...
Rookie Outlook: Expectations for Jets' Dimitri Flowers

Rookie Outlook: Expectations for Jets’ Dimitri Flowers

It is without saying that the New York Jets had an above average offseason. They landed their potential future franchise quarterback in the draft...

Familiar face in New York lands Jets Trumaine Johnson

Spending the bulk of his young NFL career in St. Louis, then Los Angeles, it may come as a surprise that Trumaine Johnson sought...

Falcons Sign Veteran Safety Ron Parker

The Atlanta Falcons have put pen to paper on the signing of veteran safety Ron Parker. Nigel Christianson takes a look at what signing means for the Falcons
2019 Free Agents That The Jets Should Have On Their Radar

2019 Free Agents That The Jets Should Have On Their Radar

The Jets stuck to their word and were busy in free agency this offseason. The team coughed up $187 million in contracts, with $81...