Michael Chavis, an upcoming star for the Red Sox

Trooping up to the Majors

Michael Chavis is a name Boston fans should get familiar with. Let me start by saying since being called up this young man from Georgia has been raking the ball in the majors. He was the 26th overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft. Coming from The Double-A Portland Sea Dogs where he was .318/.388/.641 with 17 homers and 55 RBIs in 250 plate appearances. With confidence to be your future second baseman, he will improve better defensively and offensively.

PED & Suspension

Michael Chavis an upcoming star

In the beginning of last season Michael was suspended 80 games by the MLB for PEDS. Boston’s #1 prospect. He was apologetic for his actions in his role. Chavis said : “Over the past several months, I have been searching for an answer as to how a prohibited substance I have never heard of, DHMCT, was detected in my urine during the offseason.” Chavis immediately accepted blame and issued a public apology. “I also want to apologize for the negative attention brought to myself, my family, the Red Sox, our fans and everyone who supports me”. Red Sox fans can hope that this upcoming All Star will not let this to happen again. This young team is too promising to allow distractions get in the way.

2019 rookie season:

Michael Chavis season

Michael made his major league debut in April. His stats have been off the charts since being called up to the majors. Batting .333, with 6 home runs, and 13 runs batted in, with 51 at bats. Showing improvement each game. Hitting a walk off single to win a game against the Colorado Rockies. Impressive, especially being someone who has a lot to prove since his suspension. The New York Yankees currently have a lead in the AL East. The Red Sox currently sit at 26-23, 3rd in the AL East. Chavis wants to remain on the team he  needs to be the best man, beating out Holt and Pedroia once back from injuries. Pedroia is prone to injuries, it’s safe to say retirement will be coming soon.

The Boston Red Sox want to repeat as World Series Champions, they just need dominance on both sides of the field.

Alex Cora – non committal

May 3, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Boston Red Sox second baseman Michael Chavis (23) celebrates his two run home run with third baseman Rafael Devers (11) during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Manager Alex Cora is not showing commitment to Chavis. Although he’s applauding Michael for what he’s done, Alex is committed to winning. Whomever gets the win will get the start. This team is eager to be champs again. Michael is clutch for this team. Chavis is so talented he can play any position. We need young men like him who can be the new leaders of this team. Let’s hope Chavis is the next Big Thing.

Michael Chavis

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Boston Bruins – Going all the Way In the Stanley Cup

Boston Wants the Cup!

Boston V St Louis

Do the Boston Bruins want the cup? They’re proving it. After a rusty 2 periods in game one, they kicked the dust off and scored 4 unanswered goals to win the game 4-2. They currently lead the series 1-0 with game 2 on Wednesday. The Bruins haven’t been to the Stanley Cup Finals since 2013. They devastatingly lost that year to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Something Sparked

Boston Bruins locker room

In the First round of the playoffs they took the Toronto Maple leafs to a game 7 and won the series. In the Second round they won in 6 games against the Columbus Blue Jackets. When they played the Carolina Hurricanes, it was more of a rainstorm because they swept them! This team REFUSES to quit. The fire and passion between Pastranak and Marchand continues to keep them alive. Tuukka Rask has been incredible. Should Boston win, he’ll definitely be taking home the Conn Smythe Trophy.

The fight against the Blues

The St. Louis Blues are not going out without a fight. But neither are the Bruins. They scored the first 2 goals leaving Boston fans wondering if they were walking away with a Win Monday night. Somehow, someway, they did not give up. After almost 11 days off, they showed they were too rested, but immediately came back strong.

Start of a new Era

Boston Core

Let’s face it, Chara is heading into retirement sooner than we think. However, the B’s have a newer team. They have players that are getting a taste of a Finals appearance and will want more of it. David Pastrnak is only 23 and is the future of this team. Bergeron will be taking over as Captain soon enough and still has plenty left in the tank. Charlie McAvoy, and Charlie Coyle are upcoming young studs who want to show the world that they have tremendous talent. Expect this team to continue to improve with Coach Bruce Cassidy, and the improving core.

Boston Bruins Stanley Cup

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Golden State Warriors- Will they be Champs Again?

Golden State Warriors In the Playoffs

Golden State Warriors celebrating a Win
Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are incredible at basketball with 5 All -Stars on the roster. After they added Kevin Durant in 2016, they only improved. They were 57-25 in the regular season this year, in the playoffs (so far) they’re 9-4. The chemistry has altered between egos. With KD & Curry running the show, this team remains unstoppable.

KD injured; the team going forward

Warriors KD & Curry

With Durant being injured with a calf sprain, I believe this team is still finding ways to win, beating the Houston Rockets 4-2. I think they desperately need Cousins back as well. Adding another big man gives them the advantage they need on both defense and offense. Green and Thompson have stepped up and are committed to this team and winning another Chip. Surprisingly the team performs better without Kevin Durant. KD will be able to play against Portland, but he’ll miss a few games.

How they can win

Golden State starting 5

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins.  Those five in the starting lineup are lethal. If the Warriors want to continue to win, they’ll have to stick together. They need an improved bench because the starters are doing all the work. This team plays well, just a matter of staying consistent.

Coaching & Health concerns

Golden State in the playoffs

Steve Kerr is the head coach. Since taking over the Warriors are 3-1 in the Finals. He’s a winner, and it shows. KD & Boogie being injured hurts, but doesn’t shut them out. They will still win. Adding those 2 Superstars gives them the bigger advantage. Durant playing right now, he’s the best player in the league. He dominates on each side of the floor.

5th Finals trip

Warriors Champions

The Warriors are currently 1-0 in the Conference Finals against the Portland Trailblazers. The 2 Curry brothers battling it out will be interesting to watch. If they win this series they’ll face either the Toronto Raptors, or the the Milwaukee Bucks in the Finals. Assuming all 5 All Stars are in the lineup, Giannis or Leonard don’t stand a chance against this squad.

Golden State next series

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Boston Red Sox current slump – no worries for the future

Boston Red Sox Up & Coming

Boston as the current champs

The Boston Red Sox are 2018 World Series champions. However, at the start of he season they seem to be in a slump. They currently sit 6-10. What seems to be the reason for the collapse?

After winning the World Series the Sox are sort of hasty right now.

The Best is Yet to Come

In the 2018 season the Sox went 108-54 in the regular season.  They still have Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Chris Sale and David Price, so what’s going on? Their manager, Alex Cora is so smart, and knows what to do with this team’s talent, I’m not worried. It’s only a matter of time before they’re on a winning streak.

Winning Team

Boston Champs 2018

After coming off a very successful season, the Sox aren’t doing too great. That sometimes happens, but it shouldn’t with this team. The Sox are going through what we call a Championship Hangover. This team is solely going to rely on the hitting of Betts, Bogaerts, Martinez, Bradley JR, and possible Pearce. The team isn’t lacking chemistry that’s for sure. Just knocking off some rust, and the hits will be coming. The talent is undeniable with this team.

Injuries Not a Problem

While the team is suffering from few injuries, if they can stay healthy, they can most certainly repeat as Champions. We’re waiting for Pedroia to explode like he used too and hopefully he will. While he’s expect to make $15 million in base salary, he’ll definitely need to show improvement this year. And Sadly Steven Wright is still serving his suspension but nothing to fear, he’ll be throwing knuckle balls rapidly.

Impeccable Pitching

Boston Pitcher Chris Sale

Of course, the Pitching will need to be immaculate. The division could be up for grabs with the Yankees getting better, and Tampa Bay on top. The Sox won’t just settle for the wild card, they want to win the Division and be on top as they were last year.

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Lakers in Trouble with Organization on the Rocks

The Lakers Franchise is a Mess

Lakers front office addressing media

Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations, former All Star and Champion Point Guard, Magic Johnson decided to step down from the job. He cited that he “wasn’t having fun, and missed being the bigger brother” to the organization.  It’s assumed that the entire coaching staff will be fired, after they failed to make the playoffs, for the 6th consecutive season.

Known for being a successful franchise, and winning 16 titles, right under the Boston Celtics having 17 titles.

This season though, has been the worst so far.

Landing LeBron James

lakers SF LeBron James upset

They managed to sign the best NBA player right now, but still missed the playoffs. Regardless of injuries, LeBron did more with less last year with the Cavaliers. I’ll give LeBron a little leeway because of his injury, because before he was injured they were sitting at the 4th seed in a very competitive West. I honestly believe signing LeBron was a bad move, on both sides. Now LeBron is in the middle of a disaster season, and the team around him is crumbling.

Distractions, Distractions, Distractions…

LA pickups

Anthony Davis is one of them. The Lakers tried too hard to acquire him in a trade. LeBron’s agent, Rich Paul, leaked the trade information so that made things awkward in the locker room. Lavar Ball managed to stay semi quiet during the year, but still managed to insult the coach, Luke Walton.

Even Magic Johnson got sick of the “backstabbing”. When the President of the team is sick of it, something’s gone wrong, and the public just isn’t aware of it yet.

Lakers coach and LBJ

LeBron James is focusing too much on being “Hollywood”. I get it, that’s why he came to LA, it wasn’t a basketball move. But for one of the greatest franchises, it should’ve been. Lakers are all about winning championships, not just games.  James is focusing on movies, shows, simply soaking up that California Love.

Lakers front office
Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

This team can be in the playoffs next year, it’s going to be an interesting free agency and off season. They’ll need a new president, coach, basically a new team as well.

Starters

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New England Patriots Still Contenders – Without Gronk

The Team Going Forward

New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski has retired, Brady’s years are winding down, now the owner, Robert Kraft is in legal trouble? What’s the next move? The Team can’t be falling apart! Can it?

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have been an incredible QB-Receiver duo over the last 9 years. Brady is losing his most trusted guy. So what will the Patriots do next? It’ll be hard drafting the next Gronk, and TE’s like him don’t come around often. The Pats have 12 total picks for the upcoming draft. That’s more than enough picks to build back the offense, and make improvements on defense.

Bill Belichick certainly knows how to draft correctly so this will be exciting to watch. Fellow Terrible Call writer, Ken Matias is a huge Pats fan and also predicts them drafting a young Tight End so this team can continue to dominate. It’s unclear if they get a franchise TE like Gronk, but only time will tell.

Gronk Celebrating9 Years of the Best TE

Since entering the league 9 years ago he’s suffered 15 injuries, including concussions, sprains, fractures, etc. Sad to see such a talented player have to hang up the jersey this early. He retired to preserve his health and body, by doing so he made the best decision for his long term health.

Rob’s leaving the game with 79 touchdowns, 7861 yards and 521 receptions in 113 games played. He’s absolutely heading to Canton as a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.

Gronk dancing after scoring a touchdownThe future

What’s next for Gronk? It’s Hollywood. The man is all about attention, he’s a well liked guy, so there’s nothing wrong with that at all. WWE, movies, more commercials, you’ll continue to see his face EVERYWHERE. He made his mark in the NFL now he’ll look to make it on the silver screen.

As for the Patriots – everything will work out great. With Brady still at QB, they’re still a Superbowl bound contender. Drafting a talented TE, and WR need to happen in this draft because Brady needs another go to man. Expect improvements on both offense and defense. As long as Belichick is still coaching, the New England Patriots will always be contenders.

Gronk as a Champion

 

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