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KC Kingdom Dec 7, 2019

KC Chiefs: Getting to know New England Patriots before Week 14

The time has finally arrived. This weekend, the KC Chiefs travel to take on the New England Patriots for the first time since New England prevailed over the Chiefs in last season’s AFC Championship Game. Last year’s AFC Championship Game was a doozy between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. That game, which […] KC Chiefs: Getting to know New England Patriots before Week 14 - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

Why the Palladinos seem to always reuse actors in their TV shows (hint: it’s because they do)

Yes, she looks familiar. You’ve seen him before. That "Gilmore Girls” actress showed up in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The rude neighbor on “Bunheads” played the harp at the Independence Inn. You’re not imagining it. The Palladinos like their friends. Across Amy Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel...
Pinstripe Alley Dec 7, 2019
What MLB's new rules should mean for the Yankees

What MLB's new rules should mean for the Yankees

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ New rules will increase the importance of pitchers who can shoulder a significant load. The Yankees have repeatedly built one of the top bullpens in baseball over the last few season. A new rule limiting September roster sizes, however, will cause bullpen-reliant pitching staffs to become more vulnerable heading into the pressure cooker that is the playoffs. All reports indicate that the Yankees are placing a priority on starting pitching this offseason, with one of the best free agent starting pitching classes in recent years. They must capitalize on this market to...
Purple Row Dec 7, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: 2020 Rockies projections come with huge margin for error

Saturday Rockpile: 2020 Rockies projections come with huge margin for error

Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, December 7, 2019 2020 ZiPS Projections: Colorado Rockies | FanGraphs FanGraphs has released Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for eight years, and the 2020 rendering of the Rockies is here. It offers slight optimism, slight pessimism, and a slight urge for the statistically-savvy fan to go full detective. Despite all of this projection work (and highly thought-out work that deserves applause), it seems obscure and perhaps odd to project a team that has seen both sides of the team success spectrum...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Dec 7, 2019
Cub Tracks goes round in circles

Cub Tracks goes round in circles

Happy birthday, Kyle! | Photo by Joe Sargent/ Top-tier spin rate, Hendricks’ birthday, the ADA, and other bullets Man this has been a WEEK. I don’t even want to talk about it. But the weekend is here, and the Winter Meetings are upon us, and hey! We have the great Dan Winkler and his spin rate. Notable Cubs birthdays, a few good words, and hopefully an enjoyable Saturday for you, dear reader. Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views....
Tomahawk Take Dec 7, 2019

Braves: 5 best trade targets from MLBTR’s Top 25 list

MLB Trade Rumors recently put out their list of the top 25 trade targets. We look at five that could be of interest to the Atlanta Braves. Alex Anthopoulos has done a great job of improving the Atlanta Braves this offseason without giving up any prospects. But at some point that is going to have […] Braves: 5 best trade targets from MLBTR’s Top 25 list - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Dec 7, 2019

Atlanta Braves winter meetings preview

The Atlanta Braves front office and all the rest of baseball’s executives, agents, reporters, and even some players will all be in San Diego for the next few days for baseball’s annual winter meetings. Despite the fact that some signings and trades have already taken place, the next few days are sure to wild and […] Atlanta Braves winter meetings preview - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

‘Madam Secretary’ hits Daly double as Tyne Daly joining brother Tim for series finalé

Hopefully, there will be no signs of sibling rivalry on “Madam Secretary.” Six-time Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly will join baby brother, Tim Daly, who stars on the CBS political drama — which is calling it quits after six seasons — for Sunday’s series finalé. Tyne Daly will portray an Ohio...
Call to the Pen Dec 7, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies: Is Anthony Rendon their next target?

After landing Zack Wheeler earlier in the week, could Anthony Rendon be the next target for the Philadelphia Phillies? The Philadelphia Phillies just love to spend money on players who played for their NL East division rivals. After signing Bryce Harper before last season, and adding Zack Wheeler this week, the club is turning their […] Philadelphia Phillies: Is Anthony Rendon their next target? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

Why not Jeff Van Gundy?

Here is the partnership for which Knick fans should be rooting, at this time when they don’t have a real basketball team to root for: James Dolan throws so much money at Masai Ujiri that Ujiri somehow agrees to leave the Raptors and come run the basketball operation at Madison Square Garden. If...
Rising Apple Dec 7, 2019

Mets History: Jerry Koosman led the league in two very different stats in 1977

The 1977 season was a dark one for the New York Mets. For star pitcher Jerry Koosman, the season finished with two very different league-leading totals. The 1977 New York Mets finished 64-98. Joe Torre took over as manager midseason and many more changes came for the franchise, too. This was the summer with the […] Mets History: Jerry Koosman led the league in two very different stats in 1977 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

The new TWU contract is a win all around, says the MTA chair

Earlier this week, the MTA negotiated a hard-fought contract deal with the Transport Workers Union Local 100. I want to be clear: this is a strong deal that is a win-win-win for the taxpayers, our riders and our workers. The agreement delivers on key priorities for the MTA during this important...
New York Daily News Dec 7, 2019

Ryan Fitzpatrick could deliver soul-crushing blow to Adam Gase, Jets

He’s a brainy, bearded wonder who can be magical or tragical. He’s a hairy nuisance, an eternal underdog with enough skill and savvy to ruin your day. He’s a feel-good story for every nerd that never thought he could foil the jocks. He’s a streaky assassin. Ryan Fitzpatrick could carve out a new...
Jays Journal Dec 7, 2019

Blue Jays: Would Hyun-Jin Ryu fit the bill for Toronto?

FanGraphs ranked Hyun-Jin Ryu in their Top Six of 2020 free-agent starting pitchers. Does he fit the bill for the Blue Jays? In previous articles, I argued that the Blue Jays should have as many irons (contract discussions) in the fire (free agent pool) as possible. This tactic would reduce the risk of missing out […] Blue Jays: Would Hyun-Jin Ryu fit the bill for Toronto? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Dec 7, 2019

Jae-hwan Kim is the thrift store Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

A second option has come available for teams that miss out on Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Out of all of the foreign prospects being posted or having come available in international free agency, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo may be drawing the most attention. While there are questions involving his overall hit tool and his home defensively, Tsutsugo also possesses […] Jae-hwan Kim is the thrift store Yoshitomo Tsutsugo - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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