Nick’s 2016 NFL Preview

I know it’s been a few years since I posted an NFL preview, but I really wanted to write something about sports and wrote about 3,000 words over the last two days to satisfy that urge. Below you can find the records I predict for each team in football, as well as who I thinkContinue reading “Nick’s 2016 NFL Preview”


by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) Los Angeles Dodgers 91-71 Heading into this season, I can say a lot of the same things I said this time last year about the Dodgers, but they carry different sentiments now. I think the upside for the team is similar, but it’s a lot less certain to happen.

2016 MLB Preview: NL East

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) New York Mets 89-73 Projected Record A dominant Mets rotation–made up of five young starters with the ability to strike out 200 guys a year and consistently post ERAs under 3.00 across the board–was something that had been forecast for the last three or four seasons, but with devastating injuries to Matt HarveyContinue reading “2016 MLB Preview: NL East”

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”

#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

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#3. The Toronto Blue Jays Team Ace: R.A. Dickey Most Valuable Position Player: Jose Bautista Breakout Candidate: Notable Offseason Additions: Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, Melky Cabrera Notable Offseason Losses: Yunel Escobar Biggest Team Weakness: Bullpen  

#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

#6. The St. Louis Cardinals: MLB 2013 Preseason Power Rankings

#6. The St. Louis Cardinals Team Ace: Adam Wainwright Most Valuable Position Player: Yadier Molina Breakout Candidate: David Freese (after he returns from injury) Notable Offseason Additions:none Notable Offseason Losses: Kyle Lohse, Raphael Furcal (Injury), David Freese (Injury) Biggest Team Weakness: Shortstop