Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why he won't Get Fired..

A lot of Met fans have issues with the manager of their team, Terry Collins. He tends to overwork some relievers and sometimes doesn't know when is the right time to remove a starting pitcher and generally seems like he doesn't exactly know what he's doing at times. This is frustrating for fans of a team who were expecting to be competitive in the National League. Hell some might've chosen the Mets to represent the NL in the World Series especially after they brought back their slugger Yoenis Cespedes and with Jay Bruce having 19 home runs before the All Star break runs are still hard to come by for the Mets because they rely so much on the home run that their offense remains inefficient.

And even with the talent the Mets have on their roster or on the disabled list in my opinion their season is flushed down the toilet and yes I know it's still only June. Here is why their manager won't be fired. The team has been riddled with injuries. From their ace down to their second baseman, most of the players the Mets would rely on to reach said World Series have spent time on the disabled list. This is the perfect shield for Collins. He will hide behind the injuries and will stay employed as the Mets manager for the rest of this season even though he's been frustrating to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if Collins came back next year and the mistakes he makes with this roster will continue to frustrate the fans and jeopardize the Mets' chance at getting that World Series the fans want so much.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Moving Pieces

This is going to be an interesting offseason in the NBA.  If your favoie team isn't ready to compete on a level with the Warriors out West or the Cavs in the East you're favorite team will either be feasted on by powerful teams or you destined to be mediocre. The rumor mill in the NBA is only getting started. Once the draft is over the rumors are really going to get going. The three biggest storylines going so far are where is Indiana going to trade Paul George to, where is Blake Griffin going to sign, and where is Gordon Heyward going to sign. The Cavs are looking to get better and there are already rumors of them talking to multiple teams to trade for Bulls star Jimmy Butler and also had the Pacers reach out to them for a potential George move.

Teams are trying to follow the foot steps of the Warriors and are adding firepower in the hopes of getting to where the champs are. Teams like the Bulls who aren't either good enough to beat the Cavs or bad enough to get a top 10 pick in the lottery are in murky standing. So now the Bulls are getting pecked at by teams like the Cavs and while holding a player like Butler there will always be a potential "super" team laying in the grass. Toronto is under the same umbrella with rumors flying that their star player Kyle Lowry may be reluctant to resign even with his outright denial on twitter; things are always shady during these times in the NBA offseason.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Where's the Parity?

The Cavs are playing the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight time and I've heard gas bags on TV saying that whichever team is to win the Finals they're officially up there as one of the greatest teams of all time. Both the teams playing in these Finals are good, but they both have vulnerabilities. The Cavs play the worse defense from a team that I've seen in the Finals in a long time and the Warriors brought in another all star and have become an unstoppable machine to get here. As much as the Celtics and Lakers had teams that were stacked with all stars, the parity in the league was so much better than what the NBA has at this point. The weakness in the East along with the monster squad coming out of the Golden State there is a good chance these two teams will face each other a few more times in the Finals.

To build a contender in these times in the Association requires at least three all stars. The Boston Celtics started this by bringing in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen into the fold and along side Paul Pierce they were able to drag themselves to one title. LeBron James then took the same angel and took his talents to South Beach and alongside his buddies Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade they promised not 1, not 2, not 3... and so on and so forth and even though they only brought 2 titles to southbeach they let Kevin Durant know that to fortify his legacy he would need a ring or 2 so he took his talent to an already built juggernaut and have become the knife that is going to through the rest of the league as if they're butter. Now the attention turns to any and all all star who is close to becoming a free agent to jump ship to another team with a friend and build a "Big 3" or in Golden State's case "Big 4". Chris Paul and Paul George will be on the clock once the Finals are over.