Thursday, September 14, 2017

Abbie and Lorelai's NFL Week 2 Picks



We're back for week 2 and yes, we have some differences this week!

Lorelai: 
Bengals over Texans
Patriots over Saints
Bills over Panthers
Jets over Raiders
Dolphins over Chargers
Falcons over Packers
Lions over Giants

Abbie: 
Texans over Bengals
Patriots over Saints
Panthers over Bills
Raiders over Jets
Chargers over Dolphins
Falcons over Packers
Giants over Lions

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What should the Red Sox playoff roster look like?

What to do with the Red Sox playoff roster?

Yes, we are, for the purpose of this discussion, assume that the Red Sox make the American League playoffs.  As of Wednesday, September 13, Boston stands 4 games up on the Yankees in the American League.

So, let's break down the 25-man roster.

No-brainers (21)
Starting Pitchers (4): Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz, Doug Fister, Rick Porcello

Relief Pitchers (6): Craig Kimbrel, Addison Reed, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly, Robbie Scott, Brandon Workman

Catchers (2): Sandy Leon, Christian Vazquez

Infielders (5): Mitch Moreland, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Eduardo Nunez

Outfielders (3) : Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts

DH (1) : Hanley Ramirez

On-the-fence (7):
Starting Pitchers (1): Eduardo Rodriguez

Relief Pitchers (3): Carson Smith, Heath Embree, Fernando Abad

Infielders (1): Brock Holt

Outfielders (2): Chris Young, Rajai Davis

Injured (1)- possible return:

Pitcher (1) - David Price

Price is a wild-card who could fill a bullpen slot, especially given that he's a lefty and the pen is right-heavy.  Injury and durability could also be said of Carson Smith, who if completely healthy, would be a nice addition after a pair of clean appearances in the past week.

Davis probably gets a spot for speed while Young, despite troubles hitting lefties in the regular season, is a Manager John (Farrell) woobie, so he should make the roster.

So, who makes it? Here's my final 25 (which will probably differ from manager John's):

Starting Pitchers (4): Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz, Doug Fister, Rick Porcello

Relief Pitchers (8): Craig Kimbrel, Addison Reed, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly, Robbie Scott, Brandon Workman, David Price (Eduardo Rodriguez if Price is injured still), Carson Smith

Catchers (2): Sandy Leon, Christian Vazquez

Infielders (5): Mitch Moreland, Dustin Pedroia, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Eduardo Nunez, Brock Holt

Outfielders (4) : Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rajai Davis

DH (1) : Hanley Ramirez

Me thinks that manager John goes with Chris Young on his roster, which could cost Davis or Holt a spot or a 12th pitcher.

What say you?

Saturday, September 09, 2017

NFL Picks - Week 1


Yes, it's been awhile! But, yes, I'm back and promising to do more! First up, the girls have their picks as football returns for 2017! Come along for the ride!

The Patriots played, and lost, Thursday night to the Chiefs, so no picks on that this week.

Here's who the girls are picking!

Lorelai:
Jets over Bills
Titans over Raiders
Colts over Rams
Seahawks over Packers
Cowboys over Giants

Abbie:
Jets over Bills
Titans over Raiders
Colts over Rams
Seahawks over Packers
Cowboys over Giants

Identical picks for week 1! Good luck!

For my picks, check them out here!