March 31, 2019

MLB 2019 PREVIEW: Who’s winning, who’s losing and using abusing the system?

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

There seems to be a divide in Major League Baseball, but it’s not one that we usually notice.
It’s not about the standings – who’s trying to contend and who’s tanking into a rebuild – and it’s not about analytics – who’s going all-in and who’s using an old-school approach.
It’s about money, but it’s also not [...]

March 29, 2018

2018 MLB PREVIEW: Parity has disappeared in Major League Baseball

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Picks

While certainly anything can happen, it feels like we’re starting to see some true separation between the top contenders and the lower teams in baseball again.
Since the luxury tax came in, we’ve seen a more even playing field when it comes to the playoffs. But now, with more and more teams looking to build through [...]

June 14, 2017

The Stanley Cup isn’t the hardest trophy to win in sports

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

A lot was made on Monday night after Pittsburgh defeated Nashville to win the Stanley Cup about how it was the hardest trophy in sports to win.
While many get wrapped up in the romanticism of the Cup and its history, it’s no harder to win than other major league sports.
Now, first off, I’ll state that [...]

March 31, 2017

MLB 2017 season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

The greatest curse in sports history ended in 2016. So what does Major League Baseball have in store for the 2017 campaign?
Seeing the Cubs win the World Series for the first time in more 100 years shows that just about anything can happen in baseball. So what’s in store for the encore? Could we see [...]

January 4, 2017

So long, 2016. 2017, you have a lot to live up to.

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer

You have to admit that 2016 was one of the weirdest, most unpredictable years there has been in recent memory.
While some would go as far as saying that it was one of the worst years on record, let’s not discount the horrors of the World Wars in the 1940s and 1910s. To compare the two
Also, [...]

April 13, 2016

Who do you root for in the NHL playoffs? No one.

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey

The NHL playoffs are upon us and for the first time in very long time, there are no Canadian teams remaining. Yes, despite being the country that undoubtedly cares about the sport of ice hockey the most, none of the seven teams based here could make it.
We’ve seen a lot of pieces since the final [...]

March 31, 2016

Don’t expect Blue Jays fever again

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Starting in August last year and stretching into mid-October, for the first time in decades, Blue Jays fever swept over Toronto – and most of Canada as well.
I hate to say it, but I wouldn’t expect the same thing this year.
Many people are quick to forget that before becoming World Series favourites during their amazing [...]

January 7, 2016

No player will ever reach the MLB Hall unanimously

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

It’s time to face a sad, sad fact about the MLB hall of fame: Nobody will ever get 100% of the vote.
After Ken Griffey Jr. was voted in with the highest percentage of votes ever at 99.3%, topping Tom Seaver’s 98.8%, that fact is very apparent.
Griffey was seen as one of the last few hopes [...]

June 5, 2015

Power ranking this weekend’s sports events

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer

You wouldn’t really think that the first weekend of June would be stacked with two days of some great sporting events, but that is in fact the case. With so much going, we might as well break down what to watch, since your time is well worth it. After all, it’s June – we should [...]

April 3, 2015

2015 MLB season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball

Opening night for the MLB season on Sunday, meaning we’re just a mere 162 games away from the playoffs – ridiculous, no?
Well, while baseball doesn’t have any intentions of shortening the season any time soon, it is going about shortening games this season – and it’s about time.
But, with offence falling in recent years, who [...]

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