David Ortiz deserves his contract extension

1/30/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

David Ortiz has been a Red Sox staple since 2003 and a major part of three World Series wins. Neither he nor the club wants him to spend a s...

Why the Yankees shouldn't trade Brett Gardner… yet

1/29/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

In spite of their maniacal spending spree, the Yankees still have significant holes to fill and a surplus of outfielders from which to trade. T...

The Crumbling of the Media Wall

1/27/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

During yesterday’s NHL Winter Classic between the Rangers and the Devils, John Harper, baseball writer for the New York Daily News, made a...

Rays Signing Balfour Demolishes Orioles' Injury Concerns

1/25/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Had the Yankees, Dodgers or Red Sox signed Grant Balfour—teams with money to burn who were willing to take the risk on a player who report...

The Yankees, Tanaka, the Future and the Past

1/24/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

The post-signing euphoria is in full swing as Yankees fans and apologists have gone from lamenting a mediocre future to the annual predicting of ...

Sherman Controversy Combines Race, Condescension and Marketing

1/21/14 in NFL   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman explained his actions and showed contrition for the way the story of his post-game reaction blew out of cont...

The Collateral Implications of Clayton Kershaw’s Contract

1/17/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to a seven-year, $215 million contract. Analysis of this deal is everywhere, but the sidelights have...

A-Rod, 60 Minutes and the At All Costs Mentality

1/14/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

If you’ve yet to see the 60 Minutes piece from Sunday about Alex Rodriguez’s suspension from baseball, the link is here. This entire...

The A-Rod Suspension From All The Angles

1/12/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the entire 2014 162 game schedule as well as the post-season. Let’s look at the results of this decision f...

Jay Gruden – Brother of Chucky – Is the New Redskins Coach

1/9/14 in NFL   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Fans of the Redskins expecting to look at new head coach Jay Gruden and see the murderously intense glare of his brother Jon Gruden that spurred...

MLB Free Agent Bats – Gauging Their Markets

1/8/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

I’ve looked at the remaining market for starting pitchers and for relief pitchers. Now let’s examine the notable free agent bats. &...

MLB Free Agent Closers – Gauging Their Markets

1/7/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Yesterday, I looked at the starting pitchers still on the free agent market. Now let’s look at the closers.   Grant Balfour  ...

MLB Remaining Starting Pitcher Free Agents – Gauging Their Markets

1/6/14 in MLB   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

Let’s look at the remaining notable MLB free agent starting pitchers and speculate on where they’re going to land.   Masahiro...

Chris Kluwe’s Allegations and Activism

1/3/14 in NFL   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

There’s something slightly off between Chris Kluwe’s initial reaction to the Vikings cutting him last May and this article he wrote ...

NFL Black Monday Survivors

1/1/14 in NFL   |   PAULLEBOWITZ   |   109 respect

With Black Monday over, several coaches who were in danger of losing their jobs survived. For some, it could be a temporary reprieve as they&rsq...