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Is Andy Dalton an Upgrade for Bears?

By JOHN DEWANOne of the notable moves on the recent free agent quarterback carousel was the Bears signing of former Bengal and Cowboy Andy Dalton to become the team’s new starting quarterback. He replaces the primary starter for the last four seasons, Mitch Trubisky. As a lifelong Bears fan, when I initially saw the news, [...]

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The Pirates' Rebuild Starts on Defense

By MARK SIMONThe Pirates are in clear rebuilding mode under general manager Ben Cherington, who spent this offseason trading away veterans like Jameson Taillon, Joe Musgrove and Josh Bell. That was done to replenish the team’s farm system.Though the Pirates may be projected to finish a distant last in the NL Central, what remains could [...]

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Stat of the Week: Cardinals May Be MLB's Best Defensive Team in 2021

By MARK SIMONThe Cardinals led the majors in Defensive Runs Saved in 2020.There’s a good chance that they’ll do so again in 2021.Yes, the Cardinals lost three-time Fielding Bible Award winner Kolten Wong to the Brewers in free agency. But that's trumped by the acquisition of Nolan Arenado.Arenado replaces Tommy Edman and Matt Carpenter at [...]

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Updated 2021 MLB Projections

By Mark Simon Surprise, surprise. Mike [...]

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2021 NFL Draft Preview

By Mark Simon, Nathan Cooper, and John Todd It’s a little more than two months to the NFL Draft, which takes place April 29, 30, and May 1 in Cleveland, and Sports Info Solutions is well-equipped to provide comprehensive analysis. We’ll share a sliver of it to give some information on the top players available. This season, [...]

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Still Some Good Outfield Defense Available

By MARK SIMONThe premier MLB free agents have all signed, but as we get ready to follow spring training, you might notice that you could make a pretty good defensive outfield from a few of the players that are still available.That would start in left field with longtime Yankee Brett Gardner, who was expected to [...]

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Stat of the Week: The Key Guys in Stopping Mahomes & Brady

By MARK SIMONPatrick Mahomes and Tom Brady figure to be throwing the ball all over the field in the Super Bowl on Sunday.But what should we know about the players who are trying to stop them?Let’s start with perhaps the most important defender to watch for the Buccaneers, cornerback Carlton Davis.Davis got burned for 10 [...]

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What Makes Nolan Arenado A Great Defender?

By MARK SIMON If you’re reading this, chances are you know that new Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado is a great defensive player. He’s won four Fielding Bible Awards and eight NL Gold Glove Awards at the hot corner. Even in 2020, when Arenado’s offensive numbers were a shell of what they’ve typically been, his defensive [...]

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The 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot

By MARK SIMON With no one elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021, we can now look ahead to the 2022 voting class. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling all enter their 10th and final year on the Hall of Fame ballot (though Schilling has asked to be taken off the ballot). Whether any [...]

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A Bears Fan's Sad Lament

By JOHN DEWAN As the Buccaneers and Chiefs head to the Super Bowl, as a lifelong Bears fan, I can [...]

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