Showing posts from April, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft

Well, I did one of these last year and it didn't go too bad (I did pretty good in an online contest, something like 50th out of 900). So, here we go! No write-ups, I'm in a little bit of a hurry. (I may post an updated version tomorrow)
1. KC Eric Fisher, OT
2. JAC Dion Jordan, DE
3. DET Luke Joeckel, OT
From OAK
4. PHI Star Loutulelei, DT
5. OAK Sharrif Floyd, DT
From DET
6. CLE Ziggy Ansah, DE
7. ARI Lane Johnson, OT
8. BUF Ryan Nassib, QB
9. NYJ Barkevious Mingo, OLB
10. TEN Dee Miliner, CB
11. SD Jonathan Cooper, G
12. MIA Kenny Vaccaro, SS
13. NYJ DJ Fluker, OT
14. SF Sheldon Richardson, DT
From CAR
15. NO Xavier Rhodes, CB
16. STL Tavon Austin, WR
17. PIT Jarvis Jones, OLB
18. DAL Sylvester Williams, DT
19. NYG Chance Warmack, G
20. CHI Alec Ogletree, OLB
21. CIN Eric Reid, FS
22. STL Eddie Lacy, RB
23. MIN Tank Carradine, DE
24. IND Datone Jones, DE
25. MIN DeAndre Hopkins, WR
26. GB Justin Hunter, WR
27. HOU Menelik Watson, OT
28. DEN Tyler Eifert, TE
29. NE Jamar Tayl…

AL Power Rankings: Week 3

Well guys, I'm releasing a new feature, and that's MLB power rankings (I did these last year, but for the whole league). This year, I will be doing just the AL teams. I know a lot more about the AL, as an Orioles guy, and I don't know enough about the NL rosters to feel comfortable evaluating those teams (I've even considered not picking games with NL teams in them, but I've been doing OK at it so far so I won't stop that).

Anyways, here we go!

1. Boston Red Sox 12-6
The Red Sox are red-hot right now. I'm still skeptical about the ability of some of their keys guys to stay off the DL, but with a healthy roster, this is the best team in the American League right now.
2. Oakland A's 12-7
The A's are very capable of riding their meager $60 M payroll to the AL West crown over the big spenders in Los Angeles and the experience in Texas. A.J. Griffin and Bartolo Colon both have 3 QS in 3 outings.
3. Texas Rangers 12-6
Ian Kinsler is red-hot and approachin…

MLB Picks: April

MLB Picks 2013: +$255.50
MLB Picks April 2013: +$255.50

Brewers @ Dodgers
Josh Beckett, and the Dodgers as a whole, looked very mediocre when I saw them play Baltimore. Milwaukee is red hot as well.
Brewers +137 (1 unit) -$100
Angels @ Mariners
The Angels should be bigger favorites than this. Seattle is just not that good.
Angels -136 (1 unit) +$100
Braves @ Tigers
Paul Maholm has seemed very sharp. I'm smelling another Tigers bullpen implosion here.
Braves +128 (1 unit) -$100
Royals @ Tigers
Sorry I'm a little late. Wade Davis isn't that awful, the Royals shouldn't be getting this much juice.
Royals +165 (0.75 units) -$75
Blue Jays @ Orioles
Dickey is overhyped and is in a funk. Gonzo has been pitching quite well so far for the O's.
Orioles +103 (1 unit) +$103
Yankees @ Rays
I hate the Yankees as much as the next guy, but price is not such a shut down guy that he deserves this big a line.
Yankees +160 (1 unit) +$160
Braves @ Rockies
These are the kind…

MLB Season Predictions

Hello guys! Sorry I've been a little absent since Selection Sunday. It's baseball season though, which means I'm back! I know that technically one game of the season has already happened, but I think I can still make predictions at this point. So, just like I did last year, here we go!

AL East:
Rays 97-65
Yankees 93-69
Orioles 88-74
Blue Jays 86-76
Red Sox 75-87

The Rays are the class of the AL East, despite losing James Shields. The probable call-up of Wil Myers in May will only make them better. People are being a little premature about hitting the panic button on the Yankees, they still have a great rotation, a great closer and Robinson Cano. The Orioles will finish a few games worse than they did last year, but their young talent will get invaluable experience. The Red Sox should be about a .500 team, but playing in the toughest division in baseball their record slides a bit under that mark.

AL Central:
Tigers 96-66
Royals 83-79
White Sox 77-85
Indians 73-89
Twins 62-1…