Nicki Collen, Uber-Coach

If you had to pick a WNBA Coach of the Year today, who would it be? You could make an argument for Dan Hughes, who has taken the Seattle Storm to the top of the WNBA standings, after only making the eight-seed last season. However, I think the most obvious pick is Atlanta Dream’s Nicki Collen. She’s taken Atlanta from the proverbial basement in 2017 to the 2nd best team in the WNBA.

After a 12-22 record last season, The Dream decided to part ways with head coach Michael Cooper. As his replacement, they chose Connecticut Sun assistant coach, Nicki Collen. Hardly a wild card pick, as her move into a head coaching position was long overdue.

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Sue Bird is Living Her Legacy

If you’ve followed basketball at any point in the last two decades, you’ve probably heard of Sue Bird. Over the course of her career, she’s racked up quite a few accomplishments. She’s a high school champion, NCAA champion, Olympic champion, and WNBA champion.

At 37 years old, Sue Bird doesn’t have anything left to prove. She’s won everywhere she’s been and continues to play at the highest level.

Now in her 15th year as the Seattle Storm’s point guard, she’s currently second in the WNBA in assists and her assist to turnover ratio leads the league for players with more than 60 dimes. But, her success on the court goes beyond her elite passing abilities. Continue reading “Sue Bird is Living Her Legacy”

Fantasy Baseball Review #4

R.I.P. to my 2018 Fantasy Baseball Season.

Reyes

So much hope at the beginning of the season, so much promise. But, such as life, nothing in baseball is a guarantee. This is especially true when it comes to pitchers.

I know it’s only one guy, but Alex Reyes was supposed to be my ace, my mid-season savior, my man. Now he’s bordering on being the guy who was supposed to be the next big thing, but kept getting injured.

So what do I do now?

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Fantasy Baseball Review #3

Good news, bad news situation for my team. Good news is that I’ve moved up to 9th place (no more cellar dwelling for this guy!). The bad news is that Alex Reyes returned only to land on the DL after pitching only 4 innings in his debut.

My team is just kinda floating by at the moment. Welington Castillo got himself suspended (c’mon, brah, it’s 2018). Ryan Zimmerman is just chillin’ on the DL, along with Johnny Cueto, Zach Britton, and Adam Ottavino.

But hey, Joe Panik should be activated today! He’ll certainly give me a real boost!

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Fantasy Baseball Review #1

It hasn’t been the best start for my dynasty league fantasy baseball team. Before the draft, the season was full of promise. Having both Trea Turner and Andrew Benintendi on inexpensive, long term deals, and Alex Reyes and Vlad Guerrero Jr. waiting in the wings in the minors gives me a promising young core. The potential feels huge.  But, Turner and Benny have both had slow starts to the season. Turner is only hitting .195 and Benny is currently batting .206.

The rest of my team, with a few exceptions, can’t seem to get started this season. J.D. Martinez is hitting .222 with only one home run, Alex Bregman is sitting at .186 and can’t buy a base hit, and Yonder Alonso, who remains my sleeper pick, is STILL ASLEEP only hitting .167 with two home runs.

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