The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals

The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals
While the world burns around professional sports and Major League Baseball faces a crisis with COVID-19 impacting its schedule less than one week after beginning the shortened 60-game season, enormous news comes out of Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, has bought a stake in the Kansas City... Read more »

The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially

The 2011 Draft Is Reshaping Major League Baseball Financially
The 2011 amateur draft is arguably one of the greatest in the history of Major League Baseball. There are good chances there are a handful of players from that draft class that will be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame someday, and many of the stars from that year’s class are beginning to break... Read more »

2020 MLB Predictions

2020 MLB Predictions
We’re actually going to have real, honest-to-goodness sports this week! So here are my predictions for the 60-game season Major League Baseball is about to embark upon. Rather than give you only the winner, I’m offering some names to consider if you’re the inclined to wager in the coming hours/days. These are ranked in order... Read more »
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Draft Day: Final 6-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft

Draft Day: Final 6-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft
Something new to talk about, debate and discuss is a beautiful thing. And, from tonight through Saturday, the NFL plans on entertaining us. But how much of a gong show is the 2020 NFL Draft going to be? Wifi connection issues, communication breakdowns and who-knows-what-else could make for a long three days across the NFL.... Read more »

2020 NFL Draft: 3 Trade Scenarios That Could Shake Up The First Round

2020 NFL Draft: 3 Trade Scenarios That Could Shake Up The First Round
Earlier this week I rolled out a six-round 2020 NFL Mock Draft. In that mock, I did not reflect any hypothetical trades. But trades are going to happen. They always do. I’m not going to dig into the Vikings-OBJ rumor. Sure, the Vikings need to replace Stefon Diggs; but if Minnesota’s smart they’ll see what... Read more »

2020 NFL Draft: 6-Round After Easter Mock Draft

2020 NFL Draft: 6-Round After Easter Mock Draft
The 2020 NFL Draft begins in only 10 days, with commissioner Roger Goodell announcing the first round selections from… his basement. Obviously this will be a draft experience unlike anything we’ve ever seen because of the COVID-19 pandemic; the show was supposed to be over-the-top in Las Vegas, but now it will come from people’s... Read more »
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Was the 2011 MLB Draft the best ever?

Was the 2011 MLB Draft the best ever?
As we look ahead at the 2020 baseball season, it’s impossible to miss the 2011 MLB Entry Draft. Players from that summer’s draft have dominated the game over the past five years and have emerged as leaders in the game in every aspect. The 2011 MLB Entry Draft will go down as one of the... Read more »

The White Sox Can - And Should - Go Get Mookie Betts

The White Sox Can - And Should - Go Get Mookie Betts
Now that the Super Bowl is in the rear view mirror lots of folks are talking about the Boston Red Sox trading one of the best players in Major League Baseball, outfielder Mookie Betts. Betts, 27, will make $27 million this year before hitting free agency next winter. He has been an all-star in each... Read more »

Were You Born On February 4?

Were You Born On February 4?
February 4 is an incredibly important date in sports history. 1915 – the Yankees purchased Wally Pipp from the Detroit Tigers. He went on to be arguably the most infamous player to be replaced in Yankees history. 1956 – MLB created the Cy Young Award. Were you born on the Fourth of February? Of course,... Read more »
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What The Houston Astros Did Is Worse Than The Black Sox

What The Houston Astros Did Is Worse Than The Black Sox
Earlier this week, Major League Baseball announced the most severe series of penalties ever handed out by the commissioner’s office. The Houston Astros cheated – and won the World Series. And the club had developed a toxic organizational culture that was blasted by Commissioner Rob Manfred’s report. The fallout (so far): The Astros lost their first and second round picks... Read more »