1. 6 Most Washed-Up Players in MLB

    There’s no delicate way to put this. Sometimes when a player gets old, he loses certain skills, skills that make him good at baseball...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 43,620 reads 30 comments

  2. NFL Predictions: Which of the 12 NFL Playoff Teams Will Make It Back Next Season

    If you root for a 2011 NFL playoff team and want to know your team’s chances of returning to the postseason, flip a coin. Of the 60 teams to qualify for the playoffs between 2006 and 2010, 30 made it back the next year...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 16,232 reads 65 comments

  3. MLB Trade Scenarios: Will Your Team Be a Buyer or Seller at 2012 Deadline?

    Baseball hierarchy takes many forms, but none simpler than this: buyer or seller. It is the Mendoza line of franchises, the rough dichotomy that separates good from bad, hopeful from hopeless, this year from next...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 2,489 reads 2 comments

  4. New York Jets: After 3 Years, Who Is Mark Sanchez?

    The task here is simple: Vet Mark Sanchez through his closest statistical comparisons, the quarterbacks since the merger with similar early-career numbers. The reason for the task is more complicated...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 705 reads 8 comments

  5. Top 10 Fantasy Baseball Studs to Anchor Your Team in 2012

    Let’s diffuse the shock from the get-go. There are no pitchers on this list. “But what about Roy…” No. “Justin Verlander won…” Stop...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 1,374 reads 4 comments

  6. 25 Dopest Baseball Caps You Can Buy Right Now

    These baseball hats are awesome. So awesome that, like a weird kid with a bug collection, I feel compelled to share them with you...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 6,541 reads 16 comments

  7. Power Ranking MLB's Top 5 Offensive Lineups Heading into 2012 Season

    Runs are fun. Don’t let the spoilsport purists convince you otherwise. Like many, I can “appreciate” a great pitcher’s duel. But appreciation is a tepid gesture...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 28,760 reads 94 comments

  8. 5 Most Clutch Closers in MLB

    In the post-SABRE age, the word “clutch” has become a battleground. If you believe in “clutch,” you’re with the purists, the guys who talk about grit ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 4,575 reads 17 comments

  9. MLB's 25 Craziest 'Rollercoaster' Careers Ever

    Start with the roller coaster—a whirling dervish of a ride that careens up, down and side to side with seeming impunity. "Hey," someone once thought, "what a great metaphor for instability...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 5,910 reads 26 comments

  10. 5 Most-Improved MLB Teams for 2012

    Thirty baseball teams will tell you they got better this winter. Most of them are lying. Delicate turns of phrase like “we got younger” and “we’re expecting ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 4,834 reads 10 comments

  11. 6 Most Intimidating Pitchers in MLB

    “I’d give my [explicit body part] to play professional baseball.” We’ve heard the bold declaration-cum-cliché many times. Perhaps we’ve said it ourselves...

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  12. MLB Trade Rumors: One Rumor Each Team's Fans Would Love to Hear

    Months ago, they were dream scenarios, a mere twinkle in the eye of an erstwhile general manager. Albert Pujols to the Angels? Prince Fielder to the Tigers? Jose Reyes to the Marlins? ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 1,357 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Power Rankings: Breaking Down the Top 10 Teams Post Free Agency

    So it’s settled. The big movers of the 2011-12 MLB offseason have moved (sorry, Edwin Jackson), and the imaginary rosters we long approximated have reached a tenuous finality...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 7,500 reads 63 comments

  14. Extremely Early Predictions for the 2013 Super Bowl Matchup

    It's one week from the biggest Sunday on the NFL calender and I'm already thinking about next year. If Giants-Patriots doesn't whet your palette, take a gander at these eight potential Super Bowl matchups for 2013...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 4,594 reads 4 comments

  15. Tyson Chandler and the Worst "Big 3" Members of All Time

    They are sports' version of the third wheel, decent players placed uncomfortably next to superstars, even legends, because of circumstance. The media dubbed them stars, put them in elite company with elite players and called it a full set...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 587 reads 0 comments

  16. NBA Trade Rumors: Top Bigs Available

    Because there are only so many human beings 6'8" and taller, and because every competitive basketball team needs a handful, the following bigs will draw ample interest on the 2012 trade market...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 1,253 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Free Agency: 5 Moves That Won't Pay off

    Kudos for the effort, but these MLB teams fell flat in their mid-level, complementary-piece dealings this offseason. Because it doesn't take 10 years, $200 million and a small island in the Pacific Ocean to make a bad free agent move...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 844 reads 1 comments

  18. Chuck Pagano: Why New Indianapolis Colts Coach Must Keep Peyton Manning

    Chuck Pagano, welcome to Indianapolis . First order of business: Keep Peyton Manning. Second order of business: Keep Peyton Manning. Third order of business: Shave your goatee, and then keep Peyton flippin' Manning...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 979 reads 6 comments

  19. 2012 NFL Draft: 6 Teams That Can't Win

    Franchise building through the NFL draft is a cruel game—one that rewards failure and slants hard against mediocrity. Look for a mess of 7-9 and 8-8 squads on this list, flawed teams without the draft position to make big leaps forward...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 735 reads 1 comments

  20. NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Moves Philadelphia 76ers Should Make

    Don't worry, Sixers fans. I'm not here to propose a big-wheel trade that might upset whatever cosmic team chemistry the Sixers discovered this year. But just because things are going well doesn't mean we can't tinker around the edges...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 13,687 reads 18 comments

  21. Prince Fielder: Why Detroit Tigers Could Be New Dynasty in AL

    Through 2014 the Detroit Tigers have three things going for them: Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. If you're looking to build a dynasty, that's a good place to start...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 3,811 reads 31 comments

  22. Why Derrick Rose Will Be Better Than Both Kobe and LeBron

    Derrick Rose will be better than both Kobe Bryant and LeBron James . Let that statement settle into your palate. How does it feel? Enticing? Confusing? A little bit dirty? I agree...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 1,882 reads 8 comments

  23. NBA Rumors: Why Dwight Howard Needs to Be Traded Sooner Than Later

    Let's say you're the tooth fairy. First off, congratulations. I understand tooth fairy is a position of great importance. If you could re-visit my compensation claim from 1994, I'd appreciate it...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 1,584 reads 5 comments

  24. Philadelphia 76ers: 5 Reasons Sixers Are Contenders in East

    If you began watching NBA basketball this year—with no context or memory to your aide—you would no doubt conclude that the Philadelphia 76ers are one of the Eastern Conference's best teams...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 4,186 reads 11 comments

  25. Super Bowl 2012: 10 Players Who Will Be Key in Giants-Patriots

    The hype makes the game, but the players decide it. That's how Super Bowls work. So while the media whips into a frenzy over rematch implications and legacy talk in this showdown ...

    Avi Wolfman-Arent Written by Avi Wolfman-Arent about almost 3 years ago 3,516 reads 3 comments