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The Brewers bullpen is a force to be reckoned with in the NLCS

This postseason MLB teams have used relief pitchers more and more, and of the four teams still alive no one has been more aggressive with their bullpen than the Milwaukee Brewers, who open the National League Championship Series on Friday night. So far this October relievers have pitched 48.1% of …

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Ranking the remaining World Series matchups

It was 10 days ago that SB Nation published an empirically correct ranking of all the possible World Series matchups. It featured a convoluted ranking system that gave extra credit to teams that haven’t won a World Series in a while, among other things, and I use it because it’s …

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Welcome back, Jimmy! Wait, what are you doing with that blowtorch?

Good news: Jimmy Butler returned to the Timberwolves and participated in practice on Wednesday. Bad news: he figuratively lit the entire place on fire. As a part of what appears to have been an orchestrated hit job against, well, everyone, Butler reportedly teamed up with third-stringers to scrimmage against the …

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The Timberwolves let Jimmy Butler embarrass them

It’s hard to imagine how this could all be worse for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The team’s veteran superstar, Jimmy Butler, asked to be traded after one season. (One season in which he helped break a 14-season playoff drought.) He’s a free agent next summer, so complying with his request is …

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Week 6 NFL Survivor strategy and picks

Upsets abound around the NFL this season, but Week 5 was about the craziness that prevented the biggest upset of the week. The New York Giants trailed most of the afternoon to the Carolina Panthers, only to score what looked like a game-winning touchdown with 1:08 remaining in the fourth …

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