LA’s Corey Seager had an incredible first season. (Getty Images)
– Bill Annechino
By the time you read this column, the MLB will have handed out its Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Awards, with the Most Valuable Player to follow. As is always the case with awards, some people will think the committee nailed it, while others will take issue with some, or all, of the selections. My goal here is to take an unbiased look at the candidates and winners, and try to figure out where the selection committee was right, and where they fell short. All statistics for this column come courtesy of Fangraphs, unless otherwise noted. Continue reading →
LeBron James and Steph Curry fight for a loose ball. Photo Credit: Ibtimes.com
– Jim Bearor
The Cavaliers have taken control of the NBA Finals, and it goes deeper than the 2-1 lead they have over the Warriors.
Matthew Dellavedova has won over fans everywhere by filling Kyrie Irving’s shoes and putting the clamps on Curry, the regular season MVP. The Cavaliers that remain aren’t “The Big Three” or “The Splash Bros”, they’re six pretty average or mediocre guys led by LeBron James, who is on pace to break every NBA Finals record there is. James is two wins away from Akron, Ohio building a statue of him, and he knows it.
As he confirmed in his interview with Dwyane Wade following Game 3, his concentration and determination to win are at an all-time high. This mindset has spread through the locker room, and it’s evident in the play of guys like Mozgov, Thompson, and Dellavedova. The team embodies the blue collar culture of Cleveland, and with LeBron’s “homecoming” narrative coming to a head, this is the perfect storm to make America fall in love with them.
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