Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chris Johnson Signs With New York Jets

Running Back Chris Johnson has agreed to a two year contract with the New York Jets.  This coming in an offseason that also features the additions of Eric DeckerMichael Vick and Jacoby Ford

Johnson joins Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell in the Jets backfield.

Houston Astros Bring George Springer to Majors

The Houston Astros have called up top prospect George Springer. Houston is off to a 5-9 start and have scored just 40 runs. They need Springer's bat in the lineup. In 51 ABs at AAA this season, Springer has hit 4 doubles, a triple and 3 home runs, driving in 9 runs, scored 17 times and stole 4 bases. In 2013 between AA and AAA, Springer hit 37 home runs, 27 doubles and stole 45 bases while driving in 108 runners and scoring 106 runs.
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The Astros hadn't announced Springer's promotion or the corresponding move, but the Houston Chronicle reported that outfielder Robbie Grossman will be sent to Triple-A to make roster room for Springer. The newspaper also reported that pitcher Lucas Harrell, who has allowed 14 runs in three starts this season, will be designated for assignment.
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Springer was one of our minor league bats to watch this season, is going to make an impact in fantasy baseball and is worth adding to your roster...that is, if he is still available. Let us know who you plan on dropping to pick up the young stud.

Check out a deep home run to center Springer hit this Spring:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NHL Playoffs Simulation - Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks finished the season as the #1 overall seed in the Western Conference, just a point behind the Boston Bruins for the most points in the NHL.  Their +57 goal differential was also second to the Bruins, and tied with the St. Louis Blues.  Our NHL 14 simulation has the Ducks making quick work of the Dallas Stars, with a 4 game sweep.

Game 1

Stars 2
Ducks 3

Anaheim Ducks NHL 14 Playoffs SimulationDucks lead series 1-0

1st Period:
DAL - Erik Cole (1) (Tyler Seguin, Sergei Gonchar) 1:56

2nd Period:
ANA - Patrick Maroon (1) (Kyle Palmieri, Matt Beleskey) 8:08
ANA - Mathieu Perreault (1) (Bryan Allen, Andrew Cogliano) 16:22

3rd Period:
DAL - Trevor Daley (1) (Erik Cole, Alex Goligoski) 12:05

ANA - Saku Koivu (1) (Jakob Silfverberg) 9:32

3 Stars:
1. Saku Koivu (1 G)
2. Jonas Hiller (31 S)
3. Erik Cole (1 G, 1 A)

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