Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Boring Minor League team names are a waste of an opportunity; how to be better

There’s nothing more disappointing than a Minor League affiliate with the same name as the parent team, unless its cliche like "Bulldogs" or "Cougars."

All non-pro level sports teams should have ridiculous names

Most of us have spent time looking through all of the Minor League baseball team names across the country. Ridiculous names should be required.

AL West Heat Check: The Hill of Hell for the Angels

Angels
The past week was particularly brutal for the LA Angels, but take heart, they may have their eyes on the prized free agent of the winter who could take them to the promised land.

AL West Heat Check: To rebuild or reload in Seattle

Seattle
Hope and cynicism will characterize yet another playoff-less offseason for the Seattle Mariners. Will General Manager Jerry Dipoto reload for another run or blow it all up?

AL West Heat Check: Could Adrian Beltre return for another season in Texas?

Adrian Beltre
AL West heat check: Will Adrian Beltre return for his 22nd season? Even with injury concerns creeping up on the third baseman, his recent hot streak shows he’s still effective.

AL West Heat Check: Time for the Astros to take it home

Astros
The Houston Astros are healthy, determined, and they can smell that AL West Championship. Are they ready for a September sprint to the postseason?

AL West Heat Check: Oakland A’s, AL West Champions?

Oakland A's
The Oakland A’s have surprised everyone with their surge up the AL West standings this season, but will they have enough in the tank?

AL West Heat Check: L.A. Confidential—Changes Afoot in La-La Land

AL West
Drifting through a lost season, there’s intrigue in Los Angeles. What will the team look like next season? Will longtime manager Mike Scioscia return, and if he doesn’t, who will replace him?

The Disrespect Shown Towards Alvin Kamara

Along with the typical amazing fantasy baseball insight, this week Ian and Eric and a whole ton of fantasy football draft advice, including some serious disrespect/shade shown towards Alvin Kamara (and a few others).

The Phillies are Fun + AL and NL West Playoff Talk

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