Kevin Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors followed possibly the greatest NBA season ever and was part of one of the more interesting offseasons in recent memory. Broken records, incredible collapses, and sensational wins kept us entertained from beginning to end…
Since baseball’s origination, teams have had the task of crafting a winning roster. Many have tried and failed over the course of Major League history. After all, just one of … Continue Reading There’s No Template for Building the Perfect MLB Team
The “most valuable player” award is always a fickle assessment. Taking each word at it’s literal meaning, the award should simply be handed to the player with the highest WAR, … Continue Reading Breaking Down the AL MVP Race Candidates
Second chances aren’t uncommon in the NFL. Third chances on the other hand are rare, and fourth chances are almost unheard of. Cleveland Brown’s receiver, Josh Gordon, has amassed a … Continue Reading Playing for Redemption: Josh Gordon’s Return to Football
The Perimeter is a column on The Sideline that serves to shine light on the uncovered, the undiscovered, and the unpublished side of the sports world – things you won’t find on … Continue Reading The Early NFL Prospect Nobody Is Talking About… Yet
The SEC has 6 teams in the AP Pre-Season CFB Top 25 this year. That includes preseason favorite and reigning champion Alabama. In the last 10 years, the college football … Continue Reading Saturdays In The South: How The SEC Became Country’s Greatest Football Conference
This article is a part of the Take Notice Column. This column serves to bring the attention of the reader to a new, unique, and / or radical point of … Continue Reading A-Rod Isn’t The Villain You Think He Is
It happened. The United States Women’s National Team lost. The defending Women’s World Cup champions fell to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Olympics on penalty kicks after a … Continue Reading The Biggest Test for U.S. Women’s Soccer Will Come After The Olympics
After the first week of the Barclays Premier League, Coach Pep Guardiola begins his campaign as the manager of Manchester City with a 2-1 victory over Sunderland. However, Coach Guardiola’s … Continue Reading This Will Be Yaya Toure’s Last Season In Manchester, And It Will Be Ugly
This is a Rookie Contract piece. Rookie Contract is a column here on The Sideline Sports. It provides analysis on business deals and decisions in the world of sports, as well as reports … Continue Reading In A Summer Of Inflated Contracts, Who Got The Best (And Worst) Value?
“The New York Yankees don’t rebuild.” That was the motto and stigma around baseball’s most recognizable franchise for as long as many young fans can remember. The biggest budget always … Continue Reading The New York Yankees Are Bucking Their Own Trend
The Indians’ bullpen is beginning to look similar to the Kansas City Royals’ of the past few years: dominant. That will be necessary to get through some of the AL’s more powerful offenses in the playoffs. This is a move that screams, “OCTOBER!”
They were patient and waited for a better deal, and they were rewarded. Instead of giving up any top-tier prospects, the Nationals parted with talented but struggling reliever Felipe Rivero, and 21-year-old leftie starter Taylor Hearns. In return, elite closer Mark Melancon strengthens the bullpen and pushes the struggling Jonathan Papelbon back into a lower-stakes role.
The most important thing to remember from this trade isn’t that the Miami gave up its Top 2 prospect and best potential relief pitcher in exchange for a mid-rotation starter.
It’s that the prize of the deal, 29-year-old starter Andrew Cashner, will have to shave off his trademark beard to fall in line with the Marlins’ somewhat-new no facial hair policy.
The international footballing world was taken by surprise, to say the least, when Argentinian star forward Lionel Messi announced his retirement from the national team. It had been only hours … Continue Reading Argentina Minus Messi: A Nation Without its Captain
Prior to the singing of Dwayne Wade and Rajon Rondo, Bulls GM Gar Forman told the media that his team was “looking for younger, more athletic players that could shoot … Continue Reading Why Did the Bulls Sign Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade?