1. 2012 Sacramento Kings Report Card

    The NBA season is young. Some of you will say that it is too young to rush to judgement about any team, especially a team as youthful and inexperienced as the Sacramento Kings ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 982 reads 1 comments

  2. Sacramento Kings: Smart Decision to Extend Keith Smart

    I don’t know if Keith Smart is a good head coach or not. His brief tenures in Cleveland and Golden State have ended with records far below .500, which on the surface seems to be not so great...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  3. Sacramento Kings: Complete Season Preview and Primer

    Never in the history of sports fandom has anyone been more excited for sub-.500 basketball than I am for the 2011-2012 Saramento Kings. Alright, that might be a bit hyperbolic, but still…...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 1,327 reads 8 comments

  4. Power Ranking the Top 10 NL Rookie of the Year Seasons in MLB History

    The MLB Rookie of the Year award can be somewhat hit or miss. Sometimes the phenoms of a given baseball season are the real deal. They go on to have long careers full of glory and accolades...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 270 reads 1 comments

  5. What Should the Sacramento Kings Expect out of J.J. Hickson?

    This NBA lockout is driving me further and further from sanity every day. I’m not losing my mind in a literal sense (I don't think), but my basketball perspective is definitely starting to go...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 4,157 reads 4 comments

  6. 8 Big Names Participating in Winter Ball

    The last out of the last inning of the last game of the World Series can be a bittersweet moment for baseball fans...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 2 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  7. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Reasons Andre Ethier Is Not Worth a Long-Term Deal

    To say that the Los Angeles Dodgers are in bad shape going forward is an understatement. It’s like saying that Alex Rodriguez is overpaid or that Ryan Howard’s achilles is tender...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 2,176 reads 1 comments

  8. Red Sox vs. Yankees: Which Team Has the Most Brutal Contracts on Payroll?

    It’s all about risk-aversion in Major League Baseball. For most teams anyways. For most teams, survival is all about avoiding the massive, indefensible contract that can crush a franchise...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 3,444 reads 12 comments

  9. Prince Fielder and the Boston Red Sox: What It Would Mean and How it Works

    All of a sudden, the 2011-2012 MLB offseason is an interesting one for the Boston Red Sox . The preseason super-team of destiny, the group that was supposed to bumrush their ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 6,017 reads 71 comments

  10. Ned Colletti and the 6 Most Handcuffed GMs in Baseball

    For the Brian Cashmans and Theo Epsteins of the world, life is great. The baseball universe is their oyster. Their budgets are limited only by the amount of revenue their respective teams generate, which is to say they are hardly limited at all...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 277 reads 0 comments

  11. Will the Sacramento Kings Regret Trading Bismack Biyombo During the NBA Draft?

    For years, the Sacramento Kings have lacked a legitimate interior defender. The painted area in Arco Arena’s low posts have been a place of wanton joy and reckless abandon ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 3,010 reads 9 comments

  12. Chicago Cubs: Predicting their 2012 Opening Day Lineup

    For fans of the Chicago Cubs , change is a good thing. After years of indefensible contracts (I’m looking at you, Mr...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 5,628 reads 7 comments

  13. Arizona Diamondbacks: Why Phillies Should Be Wary of Possible NLDS Matchup

    On paper, a playoff matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Arizona Diamondbacks has all the hallmarks of an absolute bloodbath...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 994 reads 10 comments

  14. Bryce Harper: 9 Legendary MLB Stars the Young Slugger Compares to

    Bryce Harper is the most interesting man in baseball, and he hasn’t yet made his Major League debut. Even though most fans haven’t seen Harper actually play, the intrigue and interest that follows him is unprecedented in baseball history...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 2,980 reads 15 comments

  15. Power Ranking the 10 Best Baseball Cities in the United States

    Ranking the “best” baseball cities in America is no easy task. To accurately compare the differing levels of passion, character, knowledge, and atmosphere that exist in various cities across the U...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 22,272 reads 4 comments

  16. Sacramento Kings 2011: Is Tyreke Evans Ready to Become an NBA Superstar?

    It often seems that no one knows what Tyreke Evans ’ upside really is. He has the potential to be good. That much is certain. But how good, and how soon he will ultimately get where he is going, is uncertain at best...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 6,474 reads 42 comments

  17. MLB Free Agency: 7 Sleepers Who Could Really Help Out Teams Next Year

    The 2012 MLB season will, in large part, be shaped by the major players of free agency. Prince Fielder, David Ortiz, Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, CC Sabathia—these are the big ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 2,553 reads 2 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox Free Agency: 12 Reasons They Have to Keep David Ortiz

    Every year, it seems that David Ortiz is on the precipice of disaster. Every season, armchair scouts and amateur bloggers (myself included) predict that this is the year that Ortiz's ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 1,152 reads 5 comments

  19. How Much Will the NBA Lockout Hurt the Sacramento Kings?

    For the established teams of the NBA , the lockout is, at this point, nothing more than a much-needed break from the rigors of an 82-game season...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 433 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB Power Rankings: The 5 Best Bunters in Major League Baseball

    Bunting isn't exactly a lost art in baseball, but (to borrow a phrase from NBA draft analysts), it isn't exactly the sexiest part of the game. Yes, bunts are boring. Fans don't go crazy for them; announcers don't scream for them...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 1,830 reads 0 comments

  21. San Francisco 49ers Are Making All the Wrong Moves in 2011

    Maybe Jim Harbaugh and company are just biding their time. Maybe the coach of the San Francisco 49ers is waiting, building a barely-talented-enough roster, hoping to eventually end ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 1,314 reads 40 comments

  22. How the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies Came to Hate Each Other

    Disclaimer: The following is an extremely biased, completely subjective view of the Giants/ Phillies rivalry from the mind of a Giants fan...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 4,503 reads 149 comments

  23. Albert Pujols: 8 Reasons He Will Leave the Cardinals

    As the baseball season carries on in St. Louis, there is one question lingering in the minds of every Cardinals fan: Is this the last season Albert Pujols will play in a Cardinals ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 4,027 reads 28 comments

  24. Hunter Pence Traded to Phillies: Why Giants Fans Shouldn't Worry

    In the NL East, the rich just got richer. Hooray. With the Philadelphia Phillies ’ acquisition of Hunter Pence on Friday, the team many experts already viewed as a World Series favorite solidified their place at the front of NL pack...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about almost 3 years ago 1,526 reads 28 comments

  25. Carlos Beltran Trade: A Phenomenal Move for the San Francisco Giants

    Well, they’ve done it. Allegedly. I mean it’s not “official” or anything, but ESPN’s Buster Olney (who is usually right on about this sort of thing) ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 2,211 reads 25 comments