In an effort to cut costs earlier this off-season, Major League Baseball created a proposition to cut affiliations with up to 42 Minor League Baseball teams. That’s right. The same billionaires that are comfortable shelling out $324 million to Gerrit Cole over 9 years and $245 million over 7 years to Anthony Rendon are worriedContinue reading “MLB’s Negotiating Terms With Minor Leagues Are Dirty, and Hurt the Game”
Author Archives: Dan Lembke Jr.
If Indians Were Looking to Improve By Trading Corey Kluber, Now Wasn’t the Time to Do It
When I started writing in this space I promised Cleveland baseball content, which to this point, has actually been conspicuously absent. I had another post all punched out and ready for editing today, but then I started getting the alerts early this afternoon on my phone. Truthfully, I was hoping to not have to startContinue reading “If Indians Were Looking to Improve By Trading Corey Kluber, Now Wasn’t the Time to Do It”
Doncic and the Mavs Are Great… Maybe Even Historically Great
We are now about a quarter of the way through this NBA campaign and four teams that didn’t find themselves with a playoff spot last season are currently in the top eight in their respective conference. Of those teams, there were a couple you could expect a leap from. The Miami Heat and Los AngelesContinue reading “Doncic and the Mavs Are Great… Maybe Even Historically Great”
Kyrie Irving Will Not Be Returning for Games in Cleveland or Boston. A Conspiracy Theory?
The Brooklyn Nets have announced that star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the next three games with a shoulder impingement, however this is not new news. Cavalier fans should be familiar by now with Irving’s injury woes throughout his career. Beyond that, this particular shoulder injury has ailed him for over a week now.Continue reading “Kyrie Irving Will Not Be Returning for Games in Cleveland or Boston. A Conspiracy Theory?”
It Was All Good Just a Week Ago: 5 Reasons for the Cavaliers Recent Struggles
Just last Tuesday the Cleveland Cavaliers were up five points, on the road against Eastern Conference favorite Philadelphia with 2:30 left in regulation. They sat at a record of 4-5 at the time, technically in an Eastern Conference playoff spot, albeit only 9 games into the season. They would go on to squander that leadContinue reading “It Was All Good Just a Week Ago: 5 Reasons for the Cavaliers Recent Struggles”
A Re-visit: Astros and Warriors Both Dealing with Their Very Different Demises
Both foreshadowed on this very site in the past month, the Houston Astros and Golden State Warriors are both former champions of their realms that are now being disgraced in current times. During the Astros-Yankees ALCS this year I wrote about the rumors surrounding the Astros illegal sign-stealing. Well, just in this past week TheContinue reading “A Re-visit: Astros and Warriors Both Dealing with Their Very Different Demises”
All-New NBA Instant Replay, and That Pesky Human Element
So… something weird happened Thursday night in the Miami Heat’s victory over the Phoenix Suns from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix . However, I want to describe it before you see it. Don’t scroll to the bottom of this entry until you’ve finished reading. Its the 3rd Quarter and the Heat lead by 5Continue reading “All-New NBA Instant Replay, and That Pesky Human Element”
Baseball Cliff Notes: World Series Game 7 Edition
I have a lot of thoughts about last night. I’m just going to give them, start to finish. Consider this like Cliff Notes. Early Innings Zack Grienke was absolutely masterful. His second pitch of the night was an absolute bullet hit by Trea Turner that Alex Bregman snared out of the air at 3rd base.Continue reading “Baseball Cliff Notes: World Series Game 7 Edition”
Warriors Win! Everything is Back to Normal… Right?
I was about to look really silly. That’s right, after Sunday night’s brutal 120-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, I was ready to proclaim this year’s version of the Golden State Warriors to be an absolute shell of their former selves. And for good reason! They had lost their first two games of theContinue reading “Warriors Win! Everything is Back to Normal… Right?”
A Season Of Questions: A Cleveland Cavaliers ’19-’20 Preview: Part 3- The Predictions
So technically, maybe this last post isn’t exactly a preview. The NBA season hasn’t only started but the Cavaliers are mid-game right now as I am typing this. I apologize for the delay in the last post of my preview, but we are here now nonetheless and the content is still good. Last time IContinue reading “A Season Of Questions: A Cleveland Cavaliers ’19-’20 Preview: Part 3- The Predictions”