MLB Divisional Power Rankings for April

Sports fans are weird creatures, we always look to way to prove that our favorite team is better than yours…and that the competition said team plays is tougher than that other team. One of the ways that fans can show that their team plays tougher competition is by looking at the win-loss record of the conference/division and making broad statements about the strength of the division based off of those numbers.

Unfortunately, win-loss records aren’t always the best way to say which division is the best; and that’s where this series of posts comes in — these will be going up once a month.

We will be using three sabermetric statistics to figure out which division is the best in baseball. The three stats that will be used are wOBA, K/BB (I have no clue how to find a division’s FiP), and UZR. Each division will earn points based on how they rank in each category — first place gets six points, second gets five points, third gets four, so on and so forth — and then those points will be added up at the end of the post.

The division with the most points at the end of the season is the best in baseball! Continue Reading->

 

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Jordan Spieth; The next big thing on PGA tour?

Golf may have a new superstar in the making, and he showed just how calm and poised he can be on golf’s biggest stage. While he fell short of winning in his first Masters tournament, he was able to keep his wits about him and stay steady into a second place finish in one of the PGA tours biggest tournaments.

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Did Tiger Woods take steroids or hgh?

I will probably get blasted for even posing this question, because it seems unimaginable for some people to think Tiger Woods, or any golfer would even take steroids. But before you decide to throw me into the fire, just think about some of the things that have gone on for the last few years. Some of it adds up to some suspicious thoughts about him and his sudden decline.

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Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich Preview

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Real Madrid. Bayern Munich. 14 European Titles combined. 56 Domestic League Titles combined. 2 legendary clubs. 1 goal. Whenever two of the biggest clubs in Europe get together, it is a dazzling event. It becomes monumental when a berth in the Champions League Final is at stake.

Gareth Bale may not be a go, thanks to a nasty flu bug.

Gareth Bale may not be a go, thanks to a nasty flu bug.

Despite all the glamour that is attached to these two sides, questions abound. Especially for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale, who was the hero for Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey final victory against Barcelona, suddenly went down with the flu during training. The Welsh International and former Tottenham star, is a breathtaking player on his best day, and if he can’t make the lineup, it could be a major blow for Real Madrid.

All signs point to Cristiano Ronaldo being in the lineup for Real Madrid.

All signs point to Cristiano Ronaldo being in the lineup for Real Madrid.

The other question…

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Early Look at Texas Tech 2014 schedule

The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a surprising run under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury last season. But this year they will be looking to build on what they did last season and improve. Most people didn’t have them making a bowl game last year and they made the Holiday Bowl.

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I may have already mentioned this, but the whole offensive goaltending rule is stupid‏‏

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On Sunday night at the end of a very heated game between the Washington Wizards and my Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah tapped an errant shot that was going in any way through the hoop and the Wizards’ bench threw up their arms, disgusted at this heinous, earth-shattering crime they had just witnessed. The play was clearly one that could be classified as offensive goaltending, as Noah’s hand and the ball were obviously within the cylinder. Continue reading

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Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea Preview

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The semifinals of the UEFA Champions League kickoff in Madrid, where Atletico Madrid and Chelsea square off. Both teams are coming off thrilling climaxes in the quarterfinal stage. Atletico held off Spanish rivals Barcelona, while Chelsea overcame a 3-1 deficit to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain.

Both sides are heavily involved in the title chases of their respective leagues. Atletico sit atop of the La Liga table, four points clear of second place Barcelona, and six points clear of third place Real Madrid. Chelsea sit second in the English Premier League, five points adrift of Liverpool.

Both teams will need to fight off the distractions of their domestic leagues, but both will have to be aware of the lineups they put out, as they try to balance out playing time for their squads. This could become a battle of attrition.

The most intriguing figure in this tie could very well be Diego…

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