1. Is Pau Gasol the Best Big Man in the NBA?

    Back in the summer of 2001, I took a flight from New York to Tennessee for a baseball tournament. The night before, the Memphis Grizzlies walked away from Madison Square Garden, and the NBA draft, with a pair of highly-touted prospects...

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  2. Red Sox-Yankees: How Joe Girardi Blew a Possible NY Comeback

    No outs, the tying run is on second base, and the Yankees are down by a single run. Before I continue, I'll set the scene...

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  3. The 10 Nastiest Pitchers of All Time

    You don't need all-world credentials to capture a spot on this list. You don't need a 20-win season or an ERA under 3.00. You don't need to be a present or future Hall of Famer...

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  4. How Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel Have Wasted a Strong Met Core

    Contemplate this hypothetical scenario from the perspective of a Major League Baseball franchise: You have an athletic, switch-hitting shortstop with blazing speed and electric ability...

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  5. The NBA's Top 10 Point Guards

    What defines a great point guard? Do you have to be a pass-first floor general in order to be an effective one? How important is outside shooting ability? Is it optimal to push tempo ...

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  6. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL West Preview

    The American League West may have the fewest competitors of any MLB division, but the shortage of teams does not equate to a shortage of talent...

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  7. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL Central Preview

    The American League Central will likely be the worst division in baseball this year. According to my calculations (which basically involve ranking every player and the managers), the ...

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  8. Predicting the Mets' Opening Day Roster: Volume II

    In the first volume of this tandem I finished up with the Mets' position battle in center field (Gary Matthews Jr., Angel Pagan and Fernando Martinez)...

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  9. Predicting the Mets' Opening Day Roster: Volume I

    Trying to predict the collective decision-making of GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube while taking the Bar Exam. It can't be done. Not with accuracy, at least...

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  10. 2010 MLB Predictions: AL East Preview

    The American League East is the best division in baseball, featuring two major-market teams with strong management (Yankees and Red Sox), a dangerously athletic team with limited funding ...

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  11. The NBA's Top 10 Teams, and Their Biggest Weaknesses

    Parity has been a bullet point for the NFL in recent years, but that magic word has slowly but surely crept its way into the culture of the NBA...

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  12. Why I Hate My Favorite Team: The Mets

    I guess it's easy to have animosity toward a team that has missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons—twice in heartbreaking fashion, once in utter embarrassment—especially when they have the second-highest payroll in the bigs...

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  13. New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals: NY Won, But All is Not Well in Jetland

    I'm a die-hard Jets fan, and I'm ecstatic about today's 24-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but there were a handful of things I didn't like about our performance. Most of my issues were with the coaching...

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  14. The Red Sox' Roster is an Overloaded Mess

    More often than not, General Manager Theo Epstein and his front office mates have things under control in Boston. They are always on the cutting edge of player evaluation, and they understand ...

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  15. Why Aren't the New York Mets Interested in Jon Garland?

    Righthander Jon Garland has been a durable and reliable starting pitcher for quite some time, and yet, most teams remain uninterested in his services...

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  16. Melky Cabrera for Javier Vazquez: Yankees Are Taking Over the Universe

    Come on now, this is getting a little ridiculous. A year after acquiring the high-priced trio of C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and A.J...

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  17. The Washington Wizards: The NBA's Perpetual Enigma

    Gilbert Arenas... Three-time All-Star, former league MVP candidate. Antawn Jamison... Another All-Star, averaging 20 points and eight rebounds per game for his career. Caron Butler.....

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  18. Who's the New York Mets' Best Bet?: Jason Bay or Matt Holliday?

    Jason Bay or Matt Holliday? This was the debate on WFAN radio in New York yesterday, and nearly everyone was leaning in favor of Bay...

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  19. The NBA's Top 10: Why Kobe Is Still the Best, and Who Could Join LeBron in 2010

    As a fan of the Nets and Knicks, I'm used to watching average-to-poor players contribute to losses on a near-nightly basis (though the Knicks have picked it up of late)...

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  20. If Mets' Season Started Right Now, Would They Be Competitive?

    I had this debate with my friend the other day—a knowledgeable and devoted Mets' fan—and his response was an unequivocal, "No!" Fellow fans of the Metropolitans, do you agree? Well, before you answer, please allow me to plead my case...

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  21. Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (With Full Summaries)

    Week 12 was highlighted by a stunningly impressive Saints' victory over the Patriots, another notch in the belt of the incredible Vince Young comeback story, and disappointing showings by three teams in the playoff hunt: the Giants, Dolphins, and Jaguars.

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  22. The Dallas Cowboys are Good, but Something Is Still Missing

    ...And that something is a someone . His name is Terrell Owens. This is where the die-hard, rah-rah traditionalists say, "What are you talking about? The guy is a selfish player, all about himself, and the Cowboys are in first place without him...

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  23. Who's Worse, the Nets or the Knicks?

    This is a fun game to play, isn't it? Well, if we were going strictly by records, the New Jersey Nets would have the obvious advantage right now. New Jersey has played 14 games to this point in the season and they've won a grand total of...

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  24. My Sorry Life as a Sports Fan

    I'm 23 years old, and along with my family, friends, and a handful of great girls, sports have been one of the loves of my life. I grew up gazing in awe at a gliding Michael Jordan, wanting to mash homers like Ken Griffey Jr...

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