Posted Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:31 AM
I think you can make the argument that the 3rd best team in the division, be it Boston, Tampa or Toronto could legitimately be better then any team in the entire national league. Now I wouldn't have said that if Philly had both Howard and Utley in the lineup but with them down I would take both Boston or Tampa over them right now.
I think this is the strongest this division has maybe ever looked, especially if the Jays take the jump to around a 90 win team.
Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 02:02 PM
Let me preface this by saying that I am usually the furthest thing from a optiomist when it comes to sports teams I like or that play in the city I live in. Lots of people in Toronto seem to like what the Leafs are doing but I am not one. Anyways I think this Jays team has massive potential and heres why.
They have arguably one of the best hitters in the game in Bautista.
They have a budding frontline starter in Ricky Romero.
They have one of the most exciting young players in the game in Brett Lawrie.
I know that alone doesnt gurantee success but not many teams in the league can say they have a legitmant MVP candidate, a all star pitcher and a top young rookie in the game.
Heres 3 guys that will prolly dictate just how dangerous the Jays can be next season.
Colby Rasmus - This guy was just a mess last season but with his half season with the Cards and also when he came to Toronto. He looked like a mentally broke player from the minute he arrived with the Jays but lets not forget that this was a young kid who was one of the better young players in the game in 2010. He put up a line of .275 avg, 23 homers and a .859 OPS while playing a good CF. Im not saying its a gurantee he returns to that form but the kid has pedigree and loads of talent. All reports leading into spring training say hes looking better then ever and has fixed up some little hitches in his swing.
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Posted Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:30 AM
I really cant believe im getting this price on LSU.
To me this looks like a straight up mismatch sytlistically.
LSU is going to be able to pound the ball all day with Ware and Ford. Did you see what Megget from Maryland did to that West Virginia defence last week? I really dont see anyway WV is going to be able to stop the run. LSU's offensive line should really bully WV's and create lanes all day for those two guys to run thru. Sure theres going to be times where Lee will have to step up and make a big throw but for the most part I think LSU is going to run and then run some more and im not sold on WV's ability to stop them.
On the other side of the ball WV wants to throw all day but that aint going to fly against the team with prolly the best corners in all of college football. Im not even sure Smith will have much time to throw and LSU is going to make WV's offensive line look very similar to Oregons and they will be in Geno's face all day. WV has shown me nothing running the ball the past 2 weeks to make me think they will be able to pound the ball against this beastly defence.
I guess it comes down to this. I can easily come up with a way that LSU can score the ball (run) but I cant come up with a way that West Virginia can. Oregon is a much better team then WV imo and LSU make them look silly. I think this will be a routinely easy win for LSU but there offence does scare me so Im not messing around with the -6.5 seeing LSU has a bad ha... [More]
Posted Friday, August 28, 2009 10:42 AM
Better finishing position
Canada -250 vs USA +175
Lets be honest. There really isnt much comparison quality wise when you compare to two possible rosters (There #1 center prolly wouldnt even make Canada). Add in home ice, smaller rink (which will favour a big Canadian team) and the fact that this USA team is basically going thru a rebuilding process and I think this is pretty much a slam dunk. Brian Burke has even mentioned in interviews this summer that his team is going to be young and on paper cannot matchup against the likes of Canada or Russia and that he also knows this team isnt going to be as strong as ones in the past.
Anything is possible but if all the teams in the tournament play up to there top potential, I think the only team that can beat the Canadians is Russia (Maybe Sweden but not likely). I also wouldnt be one bit suprised to see a little bias reffing go in Canadas favour this tournament.