04 July 2012

2012 MLB on FOX announcers & distribution: July 7th

Not much is more American than baseball. After all, it is our national pastime. Anyways, today as I am writing this is Independence Day and this weekend, we will celebrate our birthday as a nation with some primetime baseball on FOX. The featured game is Yankees-Red Sox which most of you will see, others may see either Braves-Phillies or Twins-Rangers. Continued reading for distribution splits as well as announcing assignments.

Zach Parise, Ryan Suter to sign with the Minnesota Wild

Two of the top Americans in the National Hockey League, as well as two of the top players on the free agent market, are headed to the Land of 1,000 Lakes as both Devils left winger Zach Parise and Predators defensemen Ryan Suter have both agreed to identical 13 years, $98 million contracts with the Minnesota Wild. What these two huge signings mean is that while both New Jersey and Nashville suffer huge loses, one will ultimately be fine, while the Wild appear headed for their best season in franchise history.

Where will Steve Nash sign? UPDATE

UPDATE: In a stunning turn of events, Nash is headed to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade that is sending four draft picks and cash to Phoenix.

Now that Deron Williams has decided to spurn his hometown Dallas Mavericks and re-sign with the Nets to be a centerpiece of their move to Brooklyn, along with recently acquired Joe Johnson, the most coveted free agent right now on the marketplace might be Steve Nash. But where will the 38-year-old Canadian land? Let us ponder.

03 July 2012

What the Joe Johnson trade means for the Nets and the Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets finally swung themselves the big move that everyone has been expecting them to make since acquiring Deron Williams in February of 2011 by acquiring Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, DeShawn Stevenson (via sign-and-trade), Johan Petro and Houston's 2013 first rounder that was received in the Terrence Williams trade that is also lottery protected.

In what is expected to be a wide open Eastern Conference with the exception of the defending champs, how does this trade affect both clubs?

02 July 2012

2012 MLB Midseason Awards

Those preseason predictions? Just throw those bad boys out the window as we are now at around the midpoint of the 2012 MLB season. Who at this point would be taking home some major hardware? Here are my midseason awards.