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Posted On August 2, 2014By Brent DaviaultIn Baseball, cover, Sports

MLB Trade Deadline 2014: Winners and Losers

WINNERS Boston Red Sox Currently sitting 13.0 games back of AL East leader Baltimore and 10.5 games short of a wild card spot, the Red Sox chances of making the playoffs this year looked slim.  Their front office confirmed this by trading three of five starting pitchers no more than 5 days apart.  Boston got a great haul though and managed to turn five upcoming free agents (Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jake Peavey, Andrew Miller and Johnny Gomes) into All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, former All-Star first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig, startingRead More
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Everybody at the Nilsen Report (well most of us *cough* *cough*) wish Derek Jeter the best of luck in his last All-Star appearance in the MLB. Go get em’ Jeter! Match Preview (VIA: MLB.com) Target Field is ready for its All-Star close-up. More than five dozen All-Stars from the National League and the American League have descended into the Twin Cities, and after a year of meticulous planning by both the Twins and Major League Baseball, the 85th annual All-Star Game is here. “It’s a big moment,” said Twins managerRead More
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Posted On March 30, 2014By Braden YoungIn Baseball, cover, Sports

Official 2014 MLB Season Preview

First of all, I think it’s in everyone’s best interest for me to simply direct you to the divisional previews for the upcoming season. Look no further than Jonah Keri of Grantland, who’s one of the best in the biz and an avid Expos fan, to boot. AL East Preview AL Central Preview AL West Preview NL East Preview NL Central Preview NL West Preview Here’s how I see the playoff races shaping out: AMERICAN LEAGUE:                                        Read More
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Posted On December 29, 2011By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Clutch Factor

In sports, it is a common occurrence that the question of who is a “clutch” performer often arises. It could be in basketball, hockey, soccer, football … whatever sport. People always debate who’s “clutch”. Definition of “clutch” in relation to sports: 1. Being or occurring in a tense or critical situation: won the championship by sinking a clutch putt.  2. Tending to be successful in tense or critical situations: The coach relied on her clutch pitcher. Now basketball fanatics always rave about how “clutch” NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is. Fact: Kobe Bryant leads the league currently withRead More
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Posted On October 18, 2011By Aaron NilsenIn Baseball, Sports

Toronto Blue Jays Playoffs Draught

When the Toronto Blue Jays won the world series in 1993, I was only two months old. I didn’t even know what baseball was, I wasn’t even a fan of sports. In the year 1993 the number one song was ”I Will Always Love You” by the critically aclaimed Whitney Houston. Will Smith was the Fresh Prince of Bell Air and was yelling to the cabby, “Yo homes smell ya later”. A lot has changed since then, and the drought of Blue Jays making the playoffs keeps growing longer each year.Read More