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Archive for February 18th, 2013

Diamondbacks Ace Ian Kennedy Doesn’t Even Recognize His Teammates After All the Changes in Arizona

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have a completely different look to their roster in 2013. That's not a good thing. Sure, they had a disappointing 2012 campaign, finishing third in the NL West, but it's hard to imagine them doing better than that after what they did to their roster this ...

Klay Thompson Says It’s Not Time for the Warriors to Panic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Golden State Warriors have been one of the biggest surprises of the first half of the NBA season. After finishing with just 23 wins last year, the Warriors got out of the box quickly and already have 30 at the break. As good as they must feel about their ...

Rebuilding Process Continues for Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have never been shy about discussing their need to take their time in rebuilding the franchise. The Cubs lost 101 games a year ago, finishing with the second-worst record in all of baseball, but Epstein says fans have relatively patient with him and he ...

Terry Collins, New York Mets Have Some Sorting Out to Do in Spring Training

Monday, February 18th, 2013

It should be an interesting camp for the New York Mets. Despite having the Cy Young Award winner in R.A. Dickey, they finished 14 games below .500, and now Dickey is gone. Still, manager Terry Collins has bigger issues to deal with than his starting rotation, as he's talking about ...

Christian Ponder on Percy Harvin: “Those are Tough Shoes to Fill and We Don’t Want to Fill Them”

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Minnesota Vikings took a big, unexpected leap forward in 2012. And while MVP Adrian Peterson was the key to a playoff season, young quarterback Christian Ponder also found a groove, especially late in the year. Ponder, though, admits he still has plenty of room to improve. That'll be an ...

Nik Vucevic Isn’t Surprised With His Stellar Play and Wasn’t Bitter About Being Traded to the Orlando Magic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Dwight Howard trade isn't looking so bad after all for the Orlando Magic thanks to Nik Vucevic. The former Philadelphia 76er was acquired in the four-team trade back in August and is developing into quite the talent. The 22-year-old is averaging 12.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game coming out ...

Jeff Fisher on His New Defensive Coordinator, Titus Young, Sam Bradford’s Progress and Steven Jackson’s Future

Monday, February 18th, 2013

After flirting with Rob Ryan, the St. Louis Rams have replaced Gregg Williams with Tim Walton, who will run the defense for Jeff Fisher after Walton left the Lions. In Detroit, Walton coached under Fisher disciple Jim Schwartz. But Fisher and the Rams haven't just been turning away from big-name ...

Joe Maddon Thinks Evan Longoria Is In Great Shape Coming Off Hamstring Surgery, Sees A ‘Bright Future’ For Wil Myers

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Tampa Bay Rays had quite the offseason. Executive vice president Andrew Friedman made some changes on the mound by trading James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. These two front-line pitchers anchored the Rays starting pitching staff. In return Tampa acquired a few highly regarded prospects ...