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11/12/13

Marlon Byrd signs 2-year deal with Phillies

     Outfielder Marlon Byrd has signed a two-year, 16 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Byrd began his career with the Phillies in 2002, and has since played for the Nationals, Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox, Mets, and Pirates.
     Last season, Byrd slugged 24 home runs, 35 doubles, and scored 75 runs in 532 at bats. His OPS was quite good at .847. Byrd can play all three outfield positions, but the Phillies should use him in right field for the majority of next season. Byrd had 10 outfield assists and a .980 fielding percentage last season with the Bucs and Mets.

Analysis: This is a great pickup for the Phillies, as they really needed a right handed power bat, as well as a good right fielder. Expect Byrd to bat fifth or sixth in the lineup.
     

10/7/13

DeSean Jackson mocks Victor Cruz after touchdown


     Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson mocked Giants receiver Victor Cruz by doing Cruz's touchdown salsa dance after he scored in the Eagles' 36-21 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday. Not bad D-Jax, although some would consider it rude.

     I'd also like to mention the Colts' win against the Seahawks. I still think Andrew Luck has an edge over Russell Wilson.

10/3/13

Can Clayton Kershaw take down the Braves?

     Tonight at 8:30PM Eastern, Clayton Kershaw (16-9, 1.83 ERA) and the Dodgers take on Kris Medlen ( 15-12, 3.11 ERA) and the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta. Kershaw has not faced the Atlanta Braves this season, which should give him an advantage over the strikeout crazy Braves lineup.

     Dan Uggla (2B) will not play in the NLDS, as he was left off the Braves' roster not because of injury, but performance. His .179 batting average was the lowest in the Majors this season, though he slugged 22 home runs.

     The Dodgers seem to have the advantage almost across the board, with sluggers like Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, and Hanley Ramirez. The Braves have slight advantages in OPS and runs scored this season, as well as team ERA, but after the All-Star break, the numbers are switched in favor of the LA Dodgers.

     Anyways, my prediction will be the Dodgers in 5 games, as I think the Braves have enough power alone to win games against the stacked Dodgers pitching staff.

     What about the other series? Well I'm not going to watch any of the others (heh), but here's my picks:

  • St. Louis over Pittsburgh in 5 games
  • Boston over Tampa Bay in 5 games
  • Oakland over Detroit in 4 games (okay, there's my wild pick)

9/28/13

No more one post a day!

     I've been doing one post every day on Cardboard Sports Blog for almost four months. I have now decided to switch to 1-3 longer posts per week. Thanks for reading, and I hope you continue to do so!

9/27/13

Niners take down Rams

     The 49ers beat the Rams 35-11 yesterday. Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdowns in the victory. Sam Bradford did not look good at all, going just 19 for 41 for 202 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The 49ers are now 2-2 while the Rams are stuck at 1 win so far in 2013.

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9/26/13

Benches clear in Atlanta


     The benches cleared in yesterday's Braves - Brewers game after Carlos Gomez stood and watched his home run go out. As he was rounding the bases he was barked at and before he reached home plate he was stopped by catcher Brian McCann. The benches soon cleared and a few punches were thrown. Gomez, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, and Braves' catcher Gerald Laird were ejected. The Brewers won the game 4-0.