1. Los Angeles Dodgers: Rationalizing the Bums' Bullpen for 2013

    Sixteen men made appearances for relief for the Dodgers in 2012. Some of whom (Todd Coffey) were injured early and ineffectual when healthy, others ( Brandon League , Randy Choate) began the season with other teams and finished in Dodger blue...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 2,124 reads 3 comments

  2. 2012 World Series: Why Brayan Villarreal Is Losing It for the Tigers

    This article is an extension of a comment I made here . When looking at the title of this article, you thought two things...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 1,610 reads 1 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency 2013: 5 Teams That Need Better Bullpens

    Some teams, such as Tampa Bay , Cincinnati and Atlanta , have solid bullpens. Others do not. This list looks at five teams that had wretched years in the bullpen, and therefore ...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 4,091 reads 37 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox: Is It Their Turn to Pilfer the L.A. Dodgers?

    In the middle of the 2012 season, the Boston Red Sox dumped Adrian Gonzalez , Josh Beckett , Carl Crawford and Nick Punto on the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for James Loney and a few no-name players...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 1,700 reads 10 comments

  5. MLB Awards: My End-of-Season All-Star Team

    Well, the "Boys of Summer" have faded into the sunset, and we are now almost three months removed from the Midsummer Classic...

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  6. MLB Playoffs 2012: 10 Best Pitchers Going into This Postseason

    In the last few years, pitching has become ever-more important in the postseason, with teams like the Nationals loading up on solid starters, and teams like the Reds , Cards, and Braves stocking up on bullpen pitchers...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 533 reads 3 comments

  7. MLB Playoffs 2012: Best at Each Position in the Postseason

    With the American League West and East both being decided on the final day, a day in which Miguel Cabrera locked up the first Triple Crown in two generations, we now know the 10 teams ...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about 2 years ago 386 reads 4 comments

  8. MLB Players' Beards vs. Civil War Generals' Beards

    Monday is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the Civil War. The battle turned back a Confederate invasion of the North, and led to Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 1,180 reads 0 comments

  9. New Orleans Hornets Could Be a Contender If They Snag Jose Calderon

    This article operates on two premises: First off, Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon i s the most underrated player in the league...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 1,102 reads 9 comments

  10. College Football: Teams' Second Homes

    Nowadays, most big-time college football programs play in cavernous on-campus venues seating sixty thousand or more. But many of them have, or had, a secondary venue where they have, or had, perennial success...

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  11. Jeff Green or Brandon Bass of Boston Celtics: Who Should Start?

    Last night, the Associated Press reported that cornerman Jeff Green , who sat out all of last season, has re-signed with the Celtics...

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  12. Observing NBA Point Guard Performance with Pitcher-Type Statistics

    The basketball position most analogous to a pitcher in baseball is the point guard. Pitchers control the tempo of the game when they are on the mound; point guards control the tempo of their team's offense when they are on the floor...

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  13. Philadelphia 76ers: Why Andrew Bynum Will Fail in Philadelphia

    Many people are applauding the trade that sent Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia for Andre Iguodala . I'm not one of them. I think that the trade will prove to be a large boondoggle owing to several quirks in Bynum's playing style...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 3,519 reads 196 comments

  14. Dream Team: Who Are the Best 12 Players to Win Gold for Team USA?

    It seems all we've been talking about in regard to Team USA Basketball is how this recent crop of gold medalists would fare against the 1992 side, with Kobe Bryant or Scottie Pippen or whomever throwing a wrench into the debate...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 749 reads 13 comments

  15. LeBron James: If He Can Do This, He'll Be an All-Time Great

    Nate Archibald did it in the 1972-73 NBA season. Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson did it, but in different seasons. Michael Jordan never did. Kobe never did it. Really, nobody's gotten close in decades...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 3,047 reads 61 comments

  16. Why James Harden Will Make the All-NBA Third Team in 2013

    James Harden turns 23 later this month. He’s coming off a season where he was Sixth Man of the Year and was one of the players responsible for the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 492 reads 12 comments

  17. London 2012: My Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team

    This afternoon, the men's basketball tournament ended with Team USA's 107-100 victory over Spain in the gold medal game. If this was the World Championship or America's championship, FIBA would release an All-Tournament team about now...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 753 reads 2 comments

  18. London Olympics 2012: A Look at the Argentina-Russia Game

    Second in a series following " Previewing Team USA vs. Spain " There's been several articles written about Team USA's matchup with Spain in the late game tomorrow...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 209 reads 0 comments

  19. Team USA Basketball: Previewing Team USA vs Spain

    For awhile, we thought that this matchup wasn't going to happen. But now we know that a Team USA team, led by LeBron James and Kevin Durant , will face a Spanish team, led by the Gasol brothers, in the final...

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  20. Denver Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari Biggest Loser in the Howard Trade

    Italian-born Nuggets player Danilo Gallinari turned 24 on Wednesday. His birthday present appears to be losing his spot as the Nuggets' starting small forward...

    Charles Bennett Written by Charles Bennett about over 2 years ago 6,171 reads 59 comments

  21. International Basketball: Which of These Players Will End Up in the Hall?

    Today, the men's semifinal round of the Olympic basketball tournament is showcasing the talent the rest of the world has to offer...

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  22. London 2012: Why Ashton Eaton Is a Better Athlete Than Usain Bolt

    Both times I looked at the front page of Bleacher Report this evening, Usain Bolt 's 200 victory was displayed prominently...

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  23. Food for Thought: Who on Team USA Deserves Standing Rib?

    As a homage to commentators who award wieners or turkeys, I have an occasional series where I award food to players for good plays, good games and good series. Today, the subject is the USA Men's Basketball team in their five pool play games...

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  24. Bold Prediction: Team USA Will Beat Argentina by 30

    After Team USA won a squeaker against Lithuania earlier today, the voices of gloom-and-doom can already be heard. So why am I predicting that the Americans will beat the No...

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  25. Olympic Basketball: How Russia vs. Spain Affects United States and Others

    As you may have heard, two days after being played close by Great Britain, Spain dropped one to a Vitaliy Fridzon -led Russia team earlier today. This puts Russia atop Group B, and has me wondering about the implications for the knockout stage...

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