2013 Predicted NFL Standings

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Step 1. Print out the 2013-14 NFL schedule. Step 2. Grab a pen and circle the teams you think will win each week. Step 3. Tally up the results. (D) Marks division winners while marks the wild cards.  It’s that simple. NFC AFC Preseason Power Rankings will come in the nextContinue reading “2013 Predicted NFL Standings”

What a Quarterback’s Worth

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) With all of the contract extensions given out this off season to big time quarterbacks, like Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Matt Stafford, Aaron Rodgers  and now Matt Ryan, I decided to compare how much the QBs around the league are worth.   (I didn’t taking the rookie wage scale into account)Continue reading “What a Quarterback’s Worth”

#1. The Washington Nationals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#1. The Washington Nationals Team Ace: Stephan Strasburg Most Valuable Position Player: Adam LaRoche Breakout Candidate: Bryce Harper Notable Offseason Additions: Raphael Soriano, Dan Haren, Denard Span Notable Offseason Losses: Michael Morse, Edwin Jackson, Sean Burnett Biggest Team Weakness: middle of the infield

#2. The Los Angeles Angels: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#2. The Los Angeles Angels  Team Ace: Jared Weaver Most Valuable Position Player: Mike Trout Breakout Candidate: Peter Bourjos Notable Offseason Additions: Josh Hamilton, Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas, Joe Blanton, Ryan Madson, Sean Burnett Notable Offseason Losses: Zack Greinke, Dan Haren, Torii Hunter Biggest Team Weakness: The Infield

#4. The Detroit Tigers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#4. The Detroit Tigers Team Ace: Justin Verlander Most Valuable Position Player: Miguel Cabrera Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Torii Hunter, Victor Martinez (Injury) Notable Offseason Losses: Jose Valverde, Delmon Young Biggest Team Weakness: the bullpen  

#5. The Los Angeles Dodgers: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#5. The Los Angeles Dodgers Team Ace: Clayton Kershaw Most Valuable Position Player: Matt Kemp Breakout Candidate: Yasiel Puig Notable Offseason Additions: Zack Greinke, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Carl Crawford Notable Offseason Losses: Shane Victorino Biggest Team Weakness: Left side of the infield