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Author: Matt Lesnik

Sports Fandom’s Biggest Pandemic: Matthew Stafford Syndrome

Reading Time: 3 minutesSports fans have a tendency to overrate players. There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just a fact. Whether it is because they are someone’s favorite player, they’re on someone’s favorite team, or they just grew up with them, tons of players get overrated. However, there are some players who get overrated just because they are or were so well-liked.  Matthew Stafford played for the Lions for 12 seasons. His numbers and lack of winning in Detroit do not justify the high-status fans and the media give him, and he got the sympathy vote because he was...

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Report: Toronto Blue Jays Sign OF George Springer

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a contract with outfielder George Springer. Springer, 31, is a three-time All-Star and 2017 World Series MVP. The former Astro will now take over in center field up north Springer joins a talented young Toronto lineup, with the Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Teoscar Hernandez. Springer agreed to terms of a six-year, $150 million deal with the Blue Jays last night. In 2019, Springer batted .292 with 39 home runs and 96 RBI’s, a season where the Astros lost to the Nationals in the...

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Breaking: New York Mets Acquire Francisco Lindor

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe New York Mets are in agreement to trade for Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor. Lindor, 27, is a four time All Star, and was one of the key players who helped bring Cleveland to the World Series in 2016. The Mets will also receive pitcher Carlos Carrasco.  Going back to Cleveland are shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene. Lindor joins a loaded Mets offense, joining the likes of Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Davis, and James McCann. Carrasco will aid a rotation...

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Ten Backup Quarterbacks Who Took It To the Next Level

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe backup quarterback position is one of the most important jobs in sports. A team needs a good backup in case of an injury, bad play, or whatever the case may be. Many times throughout the history of the NFL, there have been situations where the starter could not play, and the backup took over. In no specific order, these are ten backup quarterbacks who took it to the next level. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos, 2015 The 2015 NFL season is one of the most memorable in recent memory. The Carolina Panthers went 15-1 behind MVP...

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San Diego Padres Acquire Blake Snell from Tampa Bay Rays

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade that would send ace Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Snell, 28, was the recipient of the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, and is coming off a season where he helped the Rays reach the World Series before eventually falling to the Dodgers. The Rays will reportedly receive the Padres number three prospect, P Luis Patino, C Francisco Mejia, P Cole Wilcox, and C/1B Blake Hunt. Snell joins a Padres rotation headlined by Dilenson Lamet, Chris Paddack, and for the...

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