For the first three months of the MLB season, it looked like Troy Tulowitzki was going to run away with the 2014 National League MVP award. The Rockies shortstop was leading the league in batting average (.340), slugging percentage (.432), on-base percentage (.603) and OPS (1.035), in addition to ranking first in WAR (5.6) and third in home runs (21) just a few weeks ago. But a few developments in the last few weeks have paved the way for what could very well be a wide-open NL MVP race as we head towards the stretch run.
As OTAs are winding down for NFL teams we’re starting to get a better picture of what each roster will look like this fall. With that in mind, here our ranking of the 10 best position groups in the league. Some of them have been helped out by free agency and the draft, while others have been dominant for several years.
We’re already at the quarter mark of the MLB season, which is hard to believe, really, but there are a number of individuals who are off to sensational starts. At this point several players have distinguished themselves and have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.
Here’s a look at the leader for each of the three main awards for each league: Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP.
It’s finally NFL Draft week, much to everyone’s delight. Teams are putting the finishing touches on their big boards, just as various experts are finalizing what they predict the first round will look like on Thursday night.
Here we take a look at six of those experts and where they have the consensus top 25 prospects being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft.
It’s easy to look at a draft immediately after it ends and declare a “winner” and “loser” because none of those draft picks have ever played a game. Now that those players have a full season under their belts (and with the 2014 draft right around the corner), it is a much better time to look at the outgoing rookie class and try to figure out which were the best picks.
There’s the old Seinfeld cliche that people are simply “rooting for laundry” when they cheer for professional sports teams. That may be true, but even the most adamant of Mets fans would agree there’s something about Derek Jeter that transcends the pinstripes that he has donned for the better part of two decades.