Month: June 2017

RHP Pat Neshek: Yankees Middle Relief Relief?

The Phillies record of 24-51 places them 20.5 games behind the first place Nationals.  Rumor has it that the Phillies may be looking to sell by the trade deadline, and the right-handed relief pitcher Pat Neshek is among those on the block. In 2017, Neshek has relied primarily on his sinker (90 mph) and slider (83 mph).  He also throws a change on rare occasions. Below is a basic description of Neshek’s 2017 pitches compared to other RHP: “His sinker generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more flyballs...

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Sir Didi: Man without Emoji

If you are a Yankee fan, a Didi Gregorius fan, and a Twitter user, then you already know that Sir Didi (@DidiG18) posts a unique emoji after every celebratory tweet to indicate a teammate’s achievement.  For example, a recent tweet extols a 900 ft (slight exaggeration) Aaron Judge homer, a Starlin Castro homer and a Gary Sanchez 3-run homer: Fans love his tweets almost as much as they love his stats:  .321/.342/.842. However, fans would never know when Didi homers or gets a game winning hit because he has no emoji of his own.  He only tweets to shout...

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Yankee Targets: Quintana, Vargas, D. Holland

The West Coast swing notwithstanding, this Yankees team is still poised to win the division and contend in the playoffs.  However, with CC Sabathia out for six weeks and Masahiro Tanaka out of his mind, Yankee fans know the team needs help in the starting rotation and cannot help wondering if the organization would go outside to obtain it.  While the farm system has arms, fans are clamoring for the organization to bring up Chance Adams. The Yankees do not seem ready to promote him or others yet. Jose Quintana’s name has been tossed around so much that Yankee...

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor (August 26, 2017) – Fight Will Be Closer Than You Think

The juggernaut fight everyone wants to see is finally happening, no more talk.  Superstars in their respective sports, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to rumble in the battle of the century on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where else? Almost everyone has stated Floyd is the clear favorite and “will not lose.”  The Vegas odds currently show (-1100) for Floyd and (+700) for Conor.  This means you would bet $1100 to only win $100 for Floyd, or you would bet $100 to win $700 for Conor.  Thus Conor is more of the long shot and Floyd is the favorite.  ...

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