1. Right Name, Wrong Genes: The Top 50 Less Talented Relatives of Superstars

    In a year in which Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have struggled to live up to their own standards, Robinson Cano has become the star of the New York Yankees offense, combining excellent ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 29,624 reads 31 comments

  2. 2010 AL Cy Young Award: C.C. Sabathia On Track For His Second Cy Young

    It may be all over except for the crying.With eight innings of one-hit ball on Thursday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, C.C. Sabathia has become the front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award, and he may have even clinched it...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,760 reads 19 comments

  3. Marlins-Nationals Brawl: Something Doesn't Feel Right About This

    The Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals engaged in a pretty ugly melee on Wednesday night, and the more I read about the events as they transpired the more I am beginning to think that something isn't right...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 175 reads 37 comments

  4. Top Running Backs In NFL History, Team by Team

    Who is the greatest running back in NFL History?Easy, Jim Brown.Who was the greatest running back in Dallas Cowboys history?Now there is a more difficult question. Obviously, Emmitt Smith got more of the glory, but boy, that Tony Dorsett sure was amazing.

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 8,377 reads 42 comments

  5. The Top Ten Moments in New Orleans Saints History

    You know what's funny about being a New Orleans Saints fan? How many of our franchise's greatest moments have occurred in the past 12 months...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 25,471 reads 30 comments

  6. Aroldis Chapman and 10 Rookie Call-Ups Who Starred in the Playoffs

    In a year of stunning rookie performances, Cuban defector and Reds uber-prospect Aroldis Chapman made his major-league debut on Tuesday, facing three batters in one inning of work. The 22-year-old was electric, hitting 103 mph on the radar gun...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 220 reads 14 comments

  7. Jose Bautista and 10 Surprise Breakout Seasons from the Last 10 Years

    Jose Bautista is having one of the great surprise breakout seasons in recent memory. He has literally gone from an unknown to one of the American League's biggest stories.But what Bautista has done in 2010 is not unprecedented...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 3,937 reads 25 comments

  8. Glenn Beck and Albert Pujols: Is the NL MVP Candidate Politically Tone Deaf?

    If there are two subjects I love, they are baseball and politics. I have had various times in my life when I have been obsessed with both, and I have had various times in my life when I've had to shield my eyes from both...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,943 reads 79 comments

  9. Red Sox, White Sox, Jazz, and Heat: A Quick Note On Pluralization

    As a sports writer, there is a phenomenon that I find to be very frustrating, and it is summed up in the following sentence:"Shaquille O'Neal has signed with the Boston Celtics for the 2010 season, which brings the number of teams he's played for to six..

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,197 reads 2 comments

  10. Cliff Lee and Six Myths About the 2010 Philadelphia Phillies

    Man, Ruben Amaro blew it.He had Cliff Lee in his possession, and threw him away for nothing so that he could acquire Roy Halladay.And now? The Philadelphia Phillies are screwed...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 8,372 reads 57 comments

  11. The 50 Hottest Cheerleaders of the 2010 NFL Season

    A great man once said, "Cheerleaders at a football game are like french fries with a cheeseburger; you don't need them, and they aren't good for you, but they sure are awesome."Okay, it wasn't a great man...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 78,791 reads 21 comments

  12. 2010 NL MVP Tale of the Tape: Albert Pujols and Joey Votto

    By now the baseball world is well aware that the National League Most Valuable Player race has essentially come down to two NL Central first basemen currently chasing the Triple Crown...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,066 reads 17 comments

  13. Stephen Strasburg: 20 Reasons Why We Were Fools To Get So Excited

    I have only myself to blame.I got just as excited about Stephen Strasburg as anyone in baseball. After my fantasy baseball draft this season, I promptly traded away my first overall pick (Roy Halladay) for Strasburg, essentially straight up...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,555 reads 19 comments

  14. MLB History: Can Jayson Werth's Batting Average With RISP Be Beat?

    There are times when an idea, a theory, or a point needs to be made with extensive evidence, logic, and explanation. The idea/theory/point can be so subtle, so complex, so involved, that the importance of it is not immediately clear...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,491 reads 35 comments

  15. 2010 MLB Playoff Race: Are the Philadelphia Phillies the New Yankees?

    Everyone knows what it means: your team is flush with money and run by talentless slobs, who can make up for an inability to develop high quality talent within the farm system by simply buying other team's high quality talent...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,914 reads 42 comments

  16. MLB Anatomy: Constructing the Perfect Major League Hitter Piece By Piece

    Who is the best hitter in Major League Baseball?Well, that depends on several factors:Are you asking for the most skilled hitter, or the most valuable?Do you want a guy who can winning ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,679 reads 27 comments

  17. Albert Pujols: Can a Player Win a Triple Crown Without an MVP Award?

    It happened to Chuck Klein in 1933. It happened to Ted Williams twice, in 1942 and 1947. Could it happen again in 2010? Could Albert Pujols win the Triple Crown without winning ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 2,669 reads 26 comments

  18. Albert Pujols and the 20 Greatest Right-Handed Hitters of All Time

    When we think of the greatest hitters in the history of Major League Baseball, we usually think of a rather rote group of players:Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, Stan Musial, Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 10,812 reads 57 comments

  19. Roger Clemens and the 10 Greatest Players Not Bound for Cooperstown

    Oh, Roger.Love him or hate him, the news that Roger Clemens is being (it is hard to even type it out) indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs is down-right depressing.

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 8,379 reads 111 comments

  20. Derrek Lee and the Chicago Cubs Top 10 Adopted Sons of All Time

    Late last month, in Cooperstown, New York, Andre Dawson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo. This was much to Andre's chagrin, as he'd hoped to go into the Hall of Fame as a Chicago Cub...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,773 reads 11 comments

  21. The Legend of Josh Hamilton: Tempering Enthusiasm for the Texas Ranger

    In a recent CNNSI.com column, Tom Verducci posits that Josh Hamilton is now the best player in baseball. The premise for this supposition is laid out nicely in the following passage ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,734 reads 29 comments

  22. The 2010 Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Team

    The 2010 Philadelphia Phillies wake up Tuesday morning 2.5 games back in the NL East division and on the cusp of getting two of baseball's best players, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, back from injuries...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 4,235 reads 9 comments

  23. MLB Hall Of Fame: Steroids Aside, Is Jason Giambi a Hall of Famer?

    There is no fun in playing the Steroids Card in Hall of Fame debates. So, let's dispense with that disqualifier when discussing the following question: Is Jason Giambi a Hall ...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 1,833 reads 28 comments

  24. Top 10 Most Shocking Statistics of the 2010 MLB Season (So Far)

    In 2009, the Milwaukee Brewers' second baseman Rickie Weeks missed all but 37 games of the Brew-Crew's season...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 140 reads 29 comments

  25. MLB & Steroids: Did Andruw Jones Use Steroids While With The Atlanta Braves?

    Sometimes certain things can seem so obvious that we don't think they even need to be said, or, for that matter, justified...

    Asher Chancey Written by Asher Chancey about almost 4 years ago 4,842 reads 9 comments